A still from Michael Healy-Rae’s campaign video. Photograph: YouTube/Michael Healy-Rae TD

As if the voters haven’t suffered enough, some candidates have leapt forward into the late 20th century by producing homemade promotional videos. It’s(...)

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(...)

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,(...)

Smoke belches from an oil refinery at Feyzin, outside Lyon. Nineteen French cities have committed to end fossil fuel investments. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 500 institutions worldwide, with assets totalling more than €3 trillion, have made some form of commitment to divest from fossil fuels, acco(...)

A petroleum refinery along State Highway 225 in Pasadena, near Houston, Texas. Photograph: New York Times

‘We are being persuaded to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need to create impressions that won’t last on people we don’t care about.” So (...)

Protesters praying outside the Dáil as the debate took place over the abortion Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people protested outside Leinster House to oppose and support the passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. While le(...)