Former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy is to stand as a candidate in the Dublin South West byelection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy is to stand as a candidate in the Dublin South West byelection.Mr Murphy, who replaced TD Joe Higgins in the pa(...)

Mael Megret, one of the workers at the Paris Bakery in Moore St who  staged a sit-in protest over the non-payment of wages, in the premises today. Pictured at rear right is Paris Bakery is owner Yannick Forel. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Workers at the Paris Bakery intend to sit in at the Dublin bakery over the weekend in their dispute with the owner over unpaid wages . Some 15 workers(...)

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy has said he is confident he will get more votes than Fianna Fáil and Green Party candidates in this Friday’s election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The European election campaign in Dublin is now centred on who will take the third seat, outgoing Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said today.Respondin(...)

Ruth Coppinger: Government must act immediately on housing crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

A national housing rights campaign will intensify in coming weeks and months, a number of homeless families and political activists have said, followi(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate David McGuinness, seen here (centre) at the 2011 Dublin West byelection count, will face tough opposition on May 23rd.Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has selected councillor David McGuinness to contest the upcoming Dublin West byelection. Mr McGuinness saw off bids from Anit(...)

A poster on a lampost in Cork yesterday. Photograph: Dave Molloy

The Socialist Party has been told to take down election posters it put up around Dublin in advance of being legally allowed do so. Poste(...)

Fine Gael’s Simon Harris talking to reporters outside Leinster House. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Government member of the Public Accounts Committee has said that legitimate issues have been raised by the disclosure that a former board mem(...)

“The Government has used the ‘Youth Guarantee’ as a Trojan horse to make JobBridge compulsory, with the scandalous threat to cut the dole of those who refuse to go on JobBridge,” said Paul Murphy MEP (Socialist Party), founder of the ScamBridge campaign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An estimated 100 people have taken part in a demonstration rally against the perceived increasing reliance by the Government on the JobBridge a(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Killarney convention will begin tonight with a short speech by Mr Martin and conclude with his leader’s address tomorrow at 8.30pm. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil is expecting up to 3,000 delegates at its ardfheis in Co Kerry, this weekend. The convention at the INEC(...)

Martin Murphy, chairman of JobBridge and managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, has defended the internship scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The chairman of JobBridge has defended the internship scheme following claims it is being abused by employers. Martin Murphy, who is also managing dir(...)