Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

The night Spain played Chile in the World Cup, I was driving back to Dublin on the M1, hoping to make it to a television before kick-off. Instead, jus(...)

Minister for Social Protection and Labour leadership candidate Joan Burton has indicated that higher spending Government departments should have a gre(...)

Labour TD for Dublin South and Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White (centre) who confirmed he will contest the leadership of the Labour Party at a press briefing on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin today. Photograph: Collins 2:25

Minister of State Alex White has joined Joan Burton in the race to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Mr White, a Dublin South TD, said Labour ha(...)

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(...)

Clockwise from top left: Alan Kelly, Dominic Hannigan, Arthur Spring, Brendan Howlin, Alex White. Centre: Joan Burton.

Joan Burton: The Dublin West TD is the early favourite, and was quick out of the traps on Monday, canvassing backbenchers for support almost immediate(...)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD for Dublin West: escorted down the steps to loud applause from all sides of the House yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins sat in the Dáil lobby with his newly elected Dublin West colleague Ruth Coppinger as she waited to take her seat in the(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams: his position is secure and he is likely to stay on as party leader. Photograph: Eric Luke

A decade ago, then taoiseach Bertie Ahern was asked about the likelihood of Fianna Fáil going into a coalition with Sinn Féin. Surprisingly, he did no(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Set to lead party into the next general election

It happened almost by stealth, but Fianna Fáil is arguably the biggest winner in the local elections. The party has made the biggest gains since the 2(...)

Cian Prendeville, of the Anti Austerity Alliance celebrates his election in Limerick. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The remarkable thing about the local election results across the four Dublin authorities is the rise of the left and hard left as the Labour Party col(...)