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(...)

Danny Healy-Rae is to run alongside his brother Michael in the upcoming general election. Photograph: PA Wire

With only a few minutes to go until the noon deadline for handing in nomination papers for the general election, Danny Healy-Rae arrived in the county(...)

Kevin Flaherty believes he will spend the next 20 or 30 years ‘until I get my pension scratching out a living for myself’.

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

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton at Government Buildings. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Support for the two Government parties has fallen in the first opinion poll taken since the Dáil was dissolved and the election campaign began. Fine (...)

Election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin as the 2016 general election campaign gets underway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Crowdfunding may be more commonly associated with the latest innovations and technology – or indeed cat cafes – but it has also been used to good effe(...)

Protests outside the GPO in Dublin on Saturday over the launch of anti-immigration group Pegida. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ is to make a formal complaint today after one of its cameramen was injured during a clash between protesters and gardaí in Dublin city centre on (...)

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook’s politics and government specialist, said: ‘We’ve seen previously in other countries that conversation on Facebook has increased voter turnout.’  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Health is the number one general election issue Irish people are talking about on Facebook, according to new figures released today. Facebook, which(...)

The Coalition has failed to convince the electorate that it deserves a second term in office and, by a margin of two-to-one, voters have expressed a d(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Cllr Catherine Ardagh at a press conference following the announcement of Election 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Labour Party Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted her deputy leader, Alan Kelly, is an “obedient employee”. Ms Burton was questioned yesterday about an(...)

 Pegida demonstrators walk with a German flag during a demonstration in Potsdam last month. Anti-racism campaigners and migrant support groups are to hold a rally in Dublin on Saturday to protest against the establishment of an Irish branch of the anti-Islamic group Pegida. Photograph: Ralf Hirschberger/EPA.

Anti-racism campaigners and migrant support groups are to hold a rally in Dublin on Saturday to protest against the establishment of an Irish branch o(...)