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And so we have two bye-elections, or by-elections (both correct), on Friday next, consequent on last May’s European Parliament elections. The word by((...)

Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton: highlighting the failure of the upturn in the economy to impact on constituents

A much-quoted observation throughout the Roscommon-South Leitrim constituency these days is that the forthcoming byelection is Fianna Fáil’s to lose.(...)

The first candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election has been declared,with Fianna Fáíl’s selection of Ivan Connaughton at a selection convention tonight.

The first candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election has been declared,with Fianna Fáíl’s selection of Ivan Connaughton at a selection conv(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions Hearing, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has questioned the basis of the decision by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission to launch an investigatio(...)

Cancer patient Aodh Rua: “I’m the one guy in the chemo ward not getting sick and moaning about the horrible treatment. I wish the rest of those beside me could feel the same but we are limited by the law.” Photograph: Provision

‘I live at home with my dad and I smoke weed in front of him and it doesn’t faze him in the least. There is no taboo with it anymore,” explains Paulin(...)

John Delaney of the FAI leaving the Dáil today after appearing before a committee looking at the effects of a possible ban on  sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol suppliers. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland's three main sports organisations are all opposed to a ban on alcohol sponsorship for major sporting events, an Oireachtas Committee ha(...)

his actions to have two separate penalty points notices quashed were “corrupt” and “stupid” but insisted he was not prepared to resign h(...)