Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald set out his party’s plans for the justice system. Phoitograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has moved to reassure the public that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will be given the resources to combat gangland crime a(...)

Fine Gael Mark Kennelly: Kenny’s chief of staff in Government. He is the Taoiseach’s voice in many meetings, largely spending the campaign on the ro(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s advertisement campaign outside Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As we head into the second weekend of what we are currently calling the 2016 election, there is every possibility that we will end up having to call i(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett TD says that if politicians’ wages were the same as those they represent, it would give them “a real incentive to make the decisions”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit has said that if its party manifesto was implemented, all TDs would be paid the national industrial wage. At the launch of the m(...)

While the party’s themes of fairness and an “Ireland for All” are reflected in promises of more investment in services such as health, there are no big ideas or new initiatives to set it apart. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The old cliche goes that dogs often end up looking like their owners and, in a similar vein, the Fianna Fáil manifesto shows how the party has develop(...)

The Rhode Parish Wind Turbine Action Group intends to seek leave to appeal the High Court decision.

Opponents of a Co Offaly wind farm say they are “absolutely devastated” at the failure of their High Court challenge, but intend to appeal to the Sup(...)

Micheál Martin: Doggedly insisted  he’s still in the fight for the top job. He says he’ll be putting his name forward for taoiseach, when the time comes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

So there’s this man in a sharp suit talking earnestly about choice and fairness and “an Ireland for all.” His people have put together a comprehensive(...)

Screen grab of Gerry Adams during Thursday’s  leaders debate. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams came under sustained attack for his call to abolish the Special Criminal Court during the first leaders’ debate of the ge(...)

Ruth Cullen: ‘I am constantly having to rob Peter to pay Paul. One thing I really worry about is my car. I have to have the car, but it’s struggle paying for it’

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling 10 sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election (...)

It’s just a spoof site, featuring Denis O’Brien and Enda Kennedy, but it’s all very professionally done and many people have been fooled

SITES FOR SORE EYES Go to finegael2016.com and you’ll be confronted first by the happy, smiling face of Enda Kenny, as you might expect. But wait, is(...)