Francie Molloy of Sinn Féin: The Westminster MP apologised for a tweet about the party and sexual abuse allegations

It has become almost de rigueur for people involved in public controversies nowadays to demand public apologies from people they regard as having c(...)

Bobby Aylward (Fianna Fáil), who won the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, canvassing at Piltown, Co Kilkenny, during the campaign. Photograph: Patrick Browne

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. Fianna Fáil tried to play down how cr(...)

It’s not easy being a Yes Rossie in these post-referendum days, where but to think is to be full of sorrow and to be in a place where primrose and blu(...)

Scenes Dublin Castle on Saturday for the referendum count. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The historic Yes vote in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum leaves the North as the last bastion of discrimination against gay people, accordin(...)

There have been  mutterings about a challenge to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin should the party not win the Carlow Kilkenny byelection. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:05

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. For the Fianna Fáil candidate it was (...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny appeared far more enthused by the same sex marriage referendum than the vote in the age of presidential eligibility. Photograph: Reuters 2:14

The proposal to reduce the minimum age for presidential candidates was always going to be the orphan referendum as the nation focused on the more intr(...)

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Success has many fathers, and all the political parties will be claiming a share of the credit for the overwhelming victory of the Yes side in the sam(...)

Belle Horgan (7 months) from Dublin at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:16

The counting is continuing, but the smiles of all those who voted Yes are widening. The chests of Yes campaigners are being pushed out; the tears and (...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Fianna Fáil’s newest TD Bobby Aylward celebrates after winning the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan 5:01

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward has won the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election comfortably after topping the poll with some 28 per cent of the total vote.His vic(...)