Andrzej Duda casts his ballot next to his wife Agata and daughter Kinga at a polling station in Krakow on Sunday. Photograph: Mateusz Skwarczek/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday’s presidential election, a result reflecting v(...)


Success has many fathers, and all the political parties will be claiming a share of the credit for the overwhelming victory of the Yes side in the sam(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:  “I just do not see the space for an election.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will run its full five-year term and not call an early general election in November this year, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said. Ms Burto(...)

Migrants  inside the  hull of their wooden boat off the coast of Libya:  Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) and Moas (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) rescued 561 migrants on Thursday May 14th. Photograph: Jason Florio/Moas/Reuters

More than half the electorate is opposed to allowing migrants fleeing north Africa to settle in this country, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipso(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White said: “There is a long way to go until the general election. I’m not going to make the obvious point - but maybe I will: the only poll is the one that takes place next February or March.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The economic recovery is restoring support for Fine Gael quicker than for Labour, but the junior Coalition partner will still see its fortunes improve(...)

As the economy recovers, public satisfaction with the Government has risen to its highest point in four years and the pattern is most pronounced among(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned against complacency and urged voters to come out and vote ‘Yes’ in the marriage equality referendum after an opinion poll showed the proposal is likely to be passed. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned against complacency and urged voters to come out and vote ‘Yes’ in the marriage equality referendum after an opinion p(...)

Government concerns that the referendum on marriage equality might be lost will be assuaged by the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll that sho(...)

Andrzej Duda, presidential candidate of Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) right-wing opposition party. His strong showing will be a blow to Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images

Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski was pushed into a surprise second place by a conservative challenger in Sunday’s presidential election, and must(...)

British prime minister David  Cameron met Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Friday to accept a mandate to form the first majority Conservative government since John Major’s surprise victory in 1992. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images 1:40

British prime minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades an(...)