The election of Brian Hayes as an MEP has led to an autumn byelection in Dublin South West.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The reshuffled Government’s first electoral test is expected to come in the autumn in a number of byelections. Voters will be scheduled to go to the (...)

Madam Qiao Li and Counsellor Wu Lijun from the Chinese embassy

The small town of Durrow in Co Laois has become an unlikely pivotal link in Ireland’s relations with China. Sheppard’s auction house has developed (...)