Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick will host the first #ge16 leaders’ debate on Thursday night on TV3. Photograph: TV3

All eyes will be on TV3 tonight as the first leaders’ debate of the general election campaign takes place. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will go head-to-head (...)

Despite the leaflets flowing through the letterboxes and the posters following you on your walk to work the nation is choosing to ignore the impending poll. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

We are a week into the general election campaign and the country is still blissfully unaware it is under way. Despite the leaflets flowing through th(...)

A house with a view of Dalkey Island near the foot of Coliemore Road in Dalkey, Co Dublin, is for sale for €1.25 million – but it’s the site and its p(...)

Pat Kenny will moderate the debate with fellow broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The first debate among the leaders of the main political parties will take place on TV3 on Thursday. Enda Kenny, Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams and Joan(...)

Party leaders will take part in four televised pre-election debates between now and February 26th

Four televised debates for party leaders have been scheduled for the general election campaign. RTÉ has proposed two – one involving seven parties an(...)

Veteran broadcaster Vincent Browne will play almost no part in TV3’s general election coverage due to a health issue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Veteran broadcaster Vincent Browne will play almost no part in TV3’s general election coverage due to a health issue. The 71-year-old informed viewer(...)

A screengrab from Michael Healy-Rae’s election song ‘Make the Diff’. Photograph: Michael Healy-Rae/Youtube

Independent TD for South Kerry Michael Healy-Rae has released quite a catchy 2016 election song entitled Make The Diff, encouraging people to vote for(...)

Robyn Cunningham: ‘I look at photos of myself from five years ago, with those lines of stress and fear etched forever on my face, and compare them to photos of me now, where my face is brown, and the worry furrows are fading.’

Our intention was to emigrate permanently, to leave the debt, frustration and constant rain and look for a better lifestyle in New Zealand. Following (...)

Michael Lowry denies charges of allegedly filing incorrect income tax returns for the year 2002Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Lowry has been subject to “unprecedented” State scrutiny for 20 years and his prosecution on tax charges contrasts with failure(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The economy will have reached safe haven within two years, the Minister for Finance has said. Michael Noonan said the biggest risk Ireland faces is e(...)