Shane Ross: he’s quite good at getting back to people when he wants to. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shane Ross says he doesn’t own a mobile phone. Nobody believes him. But the Independent deputy for Dublin South swears it’s true. So it mus(...)

The contest for seats has been tight for many of the candidates across the state as eight recounts got underway today.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

The strongly contested last seats available in the local area elections have been filled today, with the exception of two postponed wards. Following (...)

Sadness, and joy too, as Laura Horgan, from Cahersiveen, stops off at the local polling station with her father Hugh, daughter Katie and bridesmaids Amy Horgan, Liz Maguire and Aoife Horgan to vote on her way to her wedding. Photograph: Alan Landers

A solid turnout of close to 58 per cent in the local and European elections is being predicted by the political parties. Both Fine Gael and Fia(...)

 Emer Costello: focusing on northside and south inner-city pockets. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour has launched a last-ditch effort to hold its European Parliament seat in Dublin by focusing its efforts on the north side of the city and attac(...)

Full list of candidates The local elections in Wicklow won’t lack for talking points on Friday. Charlie Keddy is continuing his practice of(...)

Senator Katherine Zappone speaks on International Women’s Day
Miriam Lord’s Week

Zappone to lead parade in Seattle Senator Katherine Zappone will be wearing the green with pride in her native Seattle this afternoon when she (...)

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party”

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party” while the Oppo(...)

Political strategist Frank Flannery who has resigned from his roles with Rehab and Fine Gael with immediate effect.

  Frank Flannery has resigned as a director of the Rehab charity, as well as from positions within the Fine Gael party. Tonight, the c(...)

Seán Dunne waits in a security check line before a meeting with creditors at Federal Court in New Haven, Connecticut, yesterday. Photograph: Steve Miller

Property developer Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea had a prenuptial agreement drafted in 2004 that would give her assets if their marriag(...)

Sean Dunne with his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge in December  2008. Photograph: by Derek Speirs 6:10

Sean Dunne is alone among the one-time super-wealthy Irish property developers in seeing his finances investigated by officers of two bankrupt(...)