Labour TD for Dublin South and Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White (centre) who confirmed he will contest the leadership of the Labour Party at a press briefing on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin today. Photograph: Collins 2:25

Minister of State Alex White has joined Joan Burton in the race to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Mr White, a Dublin South TD, said Labour ha(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry yesterday warned of a “tsunami of homelessness”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of households seeking council houses has risen dramatically across the State, with local authorities reporting an average increase of 42 p(...)

Full list of candidates Tipperary is one of those counties where the local authority profile will look very different after May 23rd. Not only (...)

Saving local democracy

The coming elections will witness the transformation of local authority structures as town councils disappear and the number of county and city counci(...)

A file photograph of Independent TD Michael Lowry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A judgment for €650,000, plus costs, which was granted last year against Tipperary North TD Michael Lowry has been vacated on consent at the Hi(...)

There was a high level of support for the No side in the “breakfast-roll man” Dublin commuter belt constituencies, with 54.6 per cent of voters rejecting the proposal here. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been a lot of emphasis in recent days on the low voter turnout levels in last Friday’s referendums and the likely impact that had on (...)

In his statement last night Mr Lowry said: 
the lands were almost worthless. 
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commission sought estimates of the value of my shareholding in the lands in Wigan from two UK, independent, professional valuers. The valuations put the value of my shareholding in the lands at less than ¤13,000.”

The ethics watchdog has decided not to pursue further an investigation into some 388 complaints that independent TD Michael Lowry had failed to declar(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry today accused the Revenue Commissioners of infringing his rights to have his tax affairs dealt with in a confidential manner. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Independent TD Michael Lowry has accused the Revenue Commissioners of infringing on his rights to have his tax affairs dealt with confidentially, sayi(...)

 Michael Lowry is a former Fine Gael minister who resigned from Cabinet in 1996.

A team of officers from the Revenue Commissioners have searched the Co Tipperary home of IndependentTipperary North TD, Michael Lowry as part of an on(...)