Renua candidate Patrick McKee: he adds an interesting dimension to this election, as it is the first electoral test for the party. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow will be closely watched as a guide to the strength of the parties ahead of the general election. The result(...)

Visitors to the website WhichCandidate.ie  just have to indicate where they stand on the same set of issues in order to find out which candidates share their views. Photograph: Alan Betson

Deciding who to vote for in an election can be difficult. In order to make an informed decision, voters have to investigate the policies of each ca(...)