Emmet Stagg: The former Kildare North Labour deputy  said entering a government arrangement would be disastrous for Labour and the idea should be opposed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There is large-scale opposition among Labour’s elected representatives to involvement in a Fine Gael-led minority government. A clear majority of th(...)

Enda Kenny will discuss his response to the result with ministerial colleagues, while FF leader Micheál Martin indicated the new Dáil should not represent more business as usual. Photographs: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today seek a mandate from his Fine Gael ministerial colleagues to begin moves to try and put a new government in place. Fia(...)

 Labour  TD  and party deputy leader Alan Kelly yesterday refused to rule out making a bid for party leadership. “Now is not the time to talk about that. We need to see where we end up.” Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Labour has ruled out re-entering government with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil under any circumstances. Members have insisted the party has no mandate to(...)

Fine Gael candidate and Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe (above) who along with his party colleague Michael D’Arcy, a Senator, secured the final two seats in Wexford.

There was some good news for Fine Gael on Monday after a difficult weekend when two of its candidates were elected to the two last seats in Wexford. (...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton: insisted the party would continue in existence irrespective of whether or not it succeeded in winning any Dáil seat. Photograph: Eric Luke

General election 2016 was a good one for the Social Democrats and a terrible one for Renua, whose party leader Lucinda Creighton failed to retain her(...)

This is heart attack territory for broadcasters. Hours of reporting on nothing much. Hours of it.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Count day. Early morning. TV3’s Alan Cantwell: “We’re going to the Taoiseach’s constituency now... Morning Fergal. Any of the party hacks able to tell(...)

Sinn Féin will make gains but they may also lose out where they were expected to win.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Elections should be looked at through the prism of Star Wars series. You always know that no matter how dramatic one episode ends, there’s another one(...)

 Eamon Ryan said the authority of Government Ministers had been diminished by the promises they have made since the start of the campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Government are playing politics of fear by warning of a threat to the economy from political instability, Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy has (...)

TDs Stephen Donnelly, Róisín Shortall  and Catherine Murphy with other  Social Democrats as they  launch their manifesto on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The next government should not reduce taxes but instead use all available resources for investment in services, the Social Democrats have said. The p(...)

The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. The number(...)