Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams launches the party’s election manifesto in Dublin on February 9th, 2016. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin will create a higher rate of income tax for those earning more than €100,000 and remove anyone earning less than €19,500 from the Universal (...)

Speaking at an Identity Ireland launch in Cork, Peter O’Loughlin said he was startled by the ferocity of the attack which occurred in Dublin last week prior to the launch of Pegida Ireland. He had also planned to hold an anti-Islam rally. Screengrab from Identity Ireland website.

The chairman of Identity Ireland who was hospitalised after being hit in the head with a blunt object while travelling on the Luas has condemned the m(...)

Renua’s video highlights what it claims are a continuing relationship and contacts between Taoiseach Enda  Kenny and businessman and media owner Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Screengrab of  Renua video

Renua Ireland has launched a robust negative-campaigning video against Fine Gael highlighting the party’s relationship with Independent TD Michael Low(...)

Carol Azams: ‘In 2015 I got my citizenship. Voting gives you a voice and it makes me feel empowered.’

I came to Ireland from Nigeria in 2002 seeking asylum with my husband and four of my children. My fifth child was born later that year and we applied (...)

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony, joined by former Galway footballer Seán Óg Dr Paor and former Galway hurler Pat Malone (r), during their call to former Clare hurler Frank Lohan and his son Gus at their home in Oranmore, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The redrafting of the boundary in Galway West has led to a sort of homecoming for John O’Mahony. The football revolution he spearheaded in 1998, whi(...)

The Whitaker consensus: For my entire lifetime, the three pillars of that consensus have shaped Irish government.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When it comes to Irish elections, the bloody obvious is usually wrong. The most obvious thing about this election is that, on February 26th, the Irish(...)

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(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton with Alan Kelly and Brendan Howlin during the formal launch of the Labour Party General Election campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Labour will abolish Universal Social Charge on all incomes up to €72,000 and clawback the benefit from those earning over €100,000. The party launche(...)

 Minister Varadkar says that his comments were aimed at management, not doctors and nurses.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar has insisted that he was not talking about doctors and nurses when he called for greater efficiency in the hospital (...)