Richard Boyd Barrett TD says that if politicians’ wages were the same as those they represent, it would give them “a real incentive to make the decisions”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit has said that if its party manifesto was implemented, all TDs would be paid the national industrial wage. At the launch of the m(...)

Speaking at a hustings event for young people on Thursday were, from left,  Labour junior Minister Kevin Humphreys, Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett and  Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger Photography

Young people are concerned about homelessness, jobs, discrimination, education and the environment and are far from uninterested in politics, based on(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Cllr Catherine Ardagh at a press conference following the announcement of Election 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Labour Party Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted her deputy leader, Alan Kelly, is an “obedient employee”. Ms Burton was questioned yesterday about an(...)

Election 2016: Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny, Labour leader Joan Burton, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Renua leader Lucinda Creighton and Ruth Coppinger of the Anti-Austerity Alliance.

The political parties have kicked off their general election campaigns after President Michael D Higgins dissolved the 31st Dáil and Taoiseach Enda Ke(...)

The AAA and PBP have formed a joint platform for the general election and held a press conference outside Leinster House on Wednesday to mark the start of the campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times/Files

The housing crisis and the rising costs of rent will be “single biggest issue” during the general election campaign, the Anti Austerity Alliance-Peopl(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett at the launch of his election campaign in Dun Laoghaire.

The Anti Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit (AAA-PBP) announced something of a merger last year to campaign on a platform of opposition to wa(...)

Generation Selfie: Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson (front left) Lynn Boylan, Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Every election in Ireland over the past decade has been forecast as the first “digital election”. None has really lived up to the billing. Back in 2(...)

Councillors will get a final vote on whether to include the ban on super-sized cruise ships when the development plan is adopted, expected to be in February. Photograph: The Irish Times

A move by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors to limit the size of cruise ships allowed to berth in Dún Laoghaire harbour – effectively banning “supers(...)

The recently united Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit grouping is split on whether its voters should transfer to Sinn Féin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The recently united Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit grouping is split on whether its voters should transfer to Sinn Féin in the general e(...)

Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said Stand for Justice event  was a lively discussion that highlighted the four main issues of public services, child poverty, sustainable energy and overseas aid.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ending poverty for Irish children and growing housing problems were hot topics for a cross-party panel of eight politicians and an audience at a Stand(...)