Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue (above) has 17 per cent support in the opinion poll in Donegal. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil look poised to land a shock result in the general election by taking two seats out of five in the new constituency of Donegal, according t(...)

John Halligan (left) and Shane Ross of the Independent Alliance group, at Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be considerable interest in the performance of Independent candidates, given opinion polls are suggesting they could hold the balance of po(...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan. “She sent a very clear message that we cannot leave any stone unturned and to get the maximise vote for Fianna Fáil”

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan has launched Pat “the Cope” Gallagher’s election campaign. Ms Coughlan, who lost her seat in the 2011 general election,(...)

Thomas Pringle, Independent TD for Donegal South West: said Ballybofey had the highest commercial property vacancy rate in the northwest at more than 28 per cent. Photograph: Collins

Some 40 per cent of disposable income in Co Donegal comes from social welfare payments, according to Independent TD Thomas Pringle, who criticised th(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace  was one of three TDs who attended the hearing  in the  Special Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins

Three TDs attended a bail application yesterday by a Dublin man who has been in custody since last May after his arrest on IRA and explosives charges.(...)

Independent TD  Thomas Pringle: said 78 per cent of over-50s with depression are undiagnosed. Photograph: Collins Courts

Independent TD for Donegal Thomas Pringle warned the Taoiseach that mental-health services for the elderly in the county were collapsing. He said th(...)

Thomas Pringle said  Irish fishermen account for less than 20 per cent of fish caught in Irish waters every year. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Factory super trawlers were damaging the livelihoods of fishermen off the west and northwest coasts, Independent Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív, who represents Galway West, said the issues raised affected the white or demersal fishing and not the pelagic fishing sector mackerel and herring, which is the prevalent industry on the Galway coast. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

TDs representing coastal communities have condemned any exploitation of foreign workers on white fish trawlers. Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris said anyone(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: his party  was one of the first out of the blocks this week to announce it was signing up to Right2Change

What is the left-wing alliance announced this week? A number of organisations and individuals involved in the anti-water charges movement, which op(...)

Mary Lou McDonald:  Denied move was an act of “desperation” by Sinnn Féin. Photograph: The Irish Times

A union leader behind the policy principles that form the basis for a left-wing voting pact has urged parties and TDs not to take an a la carte app(...)