Current and former female members of the Oireachtas in Leinster House. Photograph: Houses of the Oireachtas collection

People have long debated the reasons for the lack of women in Irish politics. This time, voters have a real choice to correct the gender imbalance, i(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD during a launch of a new billboard. File  photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin is certain to have a good election and will build on its current tally of 14 TDs. The 12 deputies who are contesting again (with Cork’s San(...)

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy: I am relatively happy . . . I feel momentum going towards us. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private polling research by the Labour Party has given it hope that it could capitalise on concerns of a large block of non-Coalition supporters that(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said Sinn Féin’s policy was almost childlike, promising to spend an extra €5 billion in health and billions on education and housing.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The gloves are well and truly off in the political cauldron that is pre-election Leinster House. The dying days of the 31st Dáil are being marked by (...)

Aerial images of flooding. Photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps

Overruling “EU bureaucracy and bullshit’’ would help solve Ireland’s flooding problems, Roscommon Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said. He urg(...)

The historical significance of 16 Moore Street, as the final headquarters of the 1916 Rising and the location of the last council of war, was the determining factor in placing as preservation order on it in 2007. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Conservation work on the national monument at Dublin’s 14-17 Moore Street, which is associated with the 1916 Rising, will be completed next year, the(...)

Sitting Sinn Féin TD for Cork East Sandra McLellan who is not leaving the party for the Independent Alliance, according to party leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has denied claims TD Sandra McLellan is considering joining the Independent Alliance. Ms McLellan has decided not to run(...)

Fine Gael is set to add a former poll-topping Labour councillor to its election team in Cork East.

Fine Gael is set to add a former poll-topping Labour councillor to its election team in Cork East this weekend while Fianna Fáil will add the(...)

Sinn Féin has suffered another blow in Co Cork with the resignation of another county councillor, Ger Keohane,  elected for the party just last year. Image: Facebook.

Sinn Féin has suffered another blow in Co Cork with the resignation of another county councillor elected for the party just last year. Cllr Ger Keohan(...)

File photograph of Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin members have chosen Cllr Pat Buckley to run for the party in the next general election in Cork East, after the party’s sitting TD Sandra McL(...)