Dublin city councillor Mannix Flynn’s posters in Temple Bar yesterday. Mr Flynn says his posters are on private property and so are legal.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some European and local election candidates face the prospect of fines in the run-up to polling day after putting up posters before it was permitte(...)

The Labour Party is recommending canvassers  tell voters that Sinn Féin is aligned to “marginal extremists in the European Parliament, some of whom wish the Berlin Wall had never come down”. Photograph: Getty

The Labour Party is recommending its canvassers to tell voters during the local and European election campaigns that Sinn Féin is aligned to “m(...)

A poster on a lampost in Cork yesterday. Photograph: Dave Molloy

The Socialist Party has been told to take down election posters it put up around Dublin in advance of being legally allowed do so. Poste(...)

Mary Hanafin: will seek party’s nomination in Dún Laoghaire at next general election. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior Fianna Fáil figures have sharply criticised former minster for education Mary Hanafin for describing the party’s(...)

Labour TD Kevin Humphreys: said the regime was not giving the returns he would expect. Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

The number of wealthy tax exiles paying a €200,000 “domicile levy” almost halved between 2010 and 2012 despite the introduction of tighter rest(...)

Mary Hanafin, seen here in a file photograph, said things look ‘pretty awful’ for Fianna Fáil at the moment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former minister for education Mary Hanafin has described Fianna Fáil’s performance in Dublin as “brutal”, “appalling” and “awful”. Ms Ha(...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has accused the Government of attempting to “dumb down” Easter 1916 and of seeking to draw equivalence between the Rising and World War 1

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has accused the Government of attempting to “dumb down” Easter 1916 and of seeking to draw equivalence between (...)

Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from   Donegal.

Brendan F Boyle says his father still counts and prays in Irish 44 years after leaving Ireland. Frank Boyle left Glencolmcille in the Donegal G(...)

Nicky McFadden: Her sister Gabrielle said she will contest the by-election caused by Ms McFadden’s death

The sister of the late Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden has said she will contest the by-election caused by Ms McFadden’s death, increasing the like(...)

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