From left: candidates Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party, Eamon Ryan, Green Party, and Raymond Whitehead, Direct Democracy, at a debate organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland, Union of Students in Ireland and SpunOut,  in the Science Gallery,  Trinity College, Dublin, last night. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The issue of how elected MEPs might alter things for young people in Ireland was the main topic for candidates in the Dublin constituency during a hus(...)

 Ben Gilroy of Direct Democracy Ireland is delighted with his results during the count  in the Meath East byelection, at the count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne, today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Direct Democracy Ireland (DDI) candidate Ben Gilroy’s respectable showing in the Meath East byelection has surprised many who had not followed (...)