Percy Dukelow lived in London for 20 years, working in the building industry. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

By the end of 1997 Frank Snellings and his wife, Mary Landrieu, had endured almost four gruelling years in US politics. Landrieu, a Democrat, had t(...)

Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83 , was a colourful and wily grassroots politician who achieved significant national influence as an Independent TD supporting minority Fianna Fail-led governments. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83 , was a colourful and wily grassroots politician who achieved significant national influence as an Independent(...)

A Belfast woman who has said she was raped by a senior member of the IRA has claimed there were a “hugely significant” number of people who were sex(...)

If you were to enlist someone to cook dinner for you and nine of your friends, would you opt for chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan, or politician(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton on the steps of Government Buildings today with new Ministers of State (back row, from left): Joe McHugh, Simon Harris, Kevin Humphries, Aodhán O’Riordán, Ged Nash, Dara Murphy, Ann Phelin, Tom Hayes, and (front row from left) Paul Kehoe, Damien English, Kathleen Lynch, Sean Sherlock, Paudie Coffey and Michael Ring. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:59

Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris has been appointed Minister of State in the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Refor(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers and Minister for Justice David Ford have been accused of “escalating dissident activity” (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, at the Dublin City and European count centre  the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described the local, European and byelections as a “notice to quit” for the Government and he said there should be a (...)

Staff protesting outside the Paris Bakery on Dublin’s Moore Street this morning. Photograph: Elaine Edwards 1:14

Staff at the acclaimed Paris Bakery on Dublin’s Moore Street are staging a protest outside the building over what they claim are wages owed to them.Ab(...)

 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(...)