Phil Prendergast: “I just felt ill afterwards.”

Labour Ireland South Euro candidate and sitting MEP Phil Prendergast yesterday spoke of her upset and disgust after a member of the public approach(...)

‘I think people in the Labour Party have made it clear over quite a lengthy period of time that they would very much appreciate if Eamon was able to work full time in a ministry at home,’ Joan Burton said.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish

Joan Burton has added her voice to other members of the Labour Party calling on party leader and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to assume a domestic mi(...)

The European Parliament: Given the size of Ireland’s three constituencies, with local loyalties inevitably influencing the vote in some cases, as well as the volatility of the electorate, predicting the outcome are hazardous. Photograph:  Reuters/Vincent Kessler

The selection at the weekend of Fianna Fáil’s two candidates for Midlands-North West in May’s European Parliament elections presents a clearer (...)

Phil Prendergast is Labour’s  outgoing MEP for the Ireland South constituency

The principles of tolerance, freedom and human rights must be Ireland’s “calling cards” abroad, Tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore insist(...)

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.

Anti austerity campaigners plan to picket University College Cork this afternoon in protest over the university’s decision to award an honorary(...)

MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher who will contest the Midlands North West constituency  for Fianna Fáil. Photograph: The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent Bar the late entry into the field of an independent candidate with a national profile (and it w(...)

Tanaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

This time last year the Labour Party seemed to suffering the same political battering as the south and west coasts of the country have taken ov(...)

Barbara Nolan, head of the European Commission’s representation in Ireland, said it was actively supporting efforts to encourage more Irish women to become active in politics. Photograph: David Sleator.

Women for Election, a non-partisan group promoting gender equality in politics, brought i(...)

Labour Senator John Gilroy has announced he is withdrawing from the contest to be the party’s candidate in the Ireland South constituency for the European elections.

Labour Senator John Gilroy has announced he is withdrawing from the contest to be the party’s candidate in the Ireland South constituency for t(...)

Former IFA president John Bryan is thought to be keen to split the Ireland South constituency with sitting MEP Seán Kelly if he runs for Fine Gael. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Tense battles are looming between potential candidates in Fine Gael and Labour for their respective European election tickets in the enlarged South co(...)

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