Farmer Pat Molloy  with  Renua TD Billy Timmins on a canvass in the Ballyraymond Commons area of north Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renua deputy leader Billy Timmins drives a battered, mud-splattered 2003 Mercedes with a bandaged steering wheel and 480,000km on the clock. “I bought(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins: “We absolutely aim to be the lead party, and under no circumstances are we going in as one leg on a three-legged stool for Fine Gael or indeed with anybody else - and that is emphatic.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins has said he would not have a problem with Fine Gael “propping up” a Fianna Fáil-led government. Mr Collin(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins says the party would set up a new Serious and Organised Crime Unit, with a special cybercrime section.

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins described the Government’s approach to crime as “scandalous” as he outlined his party’s policy in Dublin o(...)

 Fianna Fail justice spokesman Niall Collins (left) will today announce Fianna Fáil’s plans to set up of a new Serious and Organised Crime Unit, with a special Cybercrime section. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The pre-cooked manifestos being rolled out now will tell a lot about the priority political parties had really intended to put on gangland before crim(...)

Announcing planned cap of student fee at €2,500 by the end of 2017, Labour leader Joan Burton said ‘we will certainly try to improve the situation for students’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Labour would increase the minimum wage from €9.15 to €11.30 on a phased basis over the lifetime of the next Government if returned to power, Tánaiste (...)

 Broken glass on the front door of the home of   Eddie Hutch snr on Poplar Row on Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The Labour Party has said Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin should be brought in to act as a mediator between “mafia-type gangsters” following the lat(...)

A garda outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin following the fatal shooting of David Byrne there last week.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to clarify if weapons used in an attack at Dublin’s Regency Hotel last Friday were pr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has provided a breakdown of the additional 10,000 gardaí, teachers, doctors, nurses and other frontline staff Fine Gael is promising by 2021. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has provided a breakdown of the additional 10,000 gardaí, teachers, doctors, nurses and other frontline staff Fine Gael is promis(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed the second Special Criminal Court will open on April 4th and condemned the shooting in the Regen(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  Gerry Adams described his reported comments as ‘stupid’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Opposition rounded on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar after he reportedly said more beds and resources could lead to less productivity in some ho(...)