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You would think – or hope – that our political leaders, the public representatives who make many of the decisions affecting our lives, would have at l(...)

Francis Kenneally, Central Stores, Kanturk. “I don’t think it really has picked up at all, to be honest.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The shop seems dusty and unfrequented. Outside, Friday afternoon traffic makes its way through Kanturk in the constituency of Cork North-Wes(...)

Labour Senator Denis Landy has criticised the delay in appointing Senators and delaying the sitting of the Seanad. He said it was “disrespectful” to the public that the Seanad has not sat in over three months. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to announce his 11 appointments to the Seanad today. Mr Kenny will appoint a number of failed general election candi(...)

Michael Creed, new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with his son Oran, niece Hazel Healy and supporters. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Just after he was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1989, Michael Creed (52) was asked how he would like to be remembered when he left politics. “Whet(...)

Áine Collins TD: not the time for a leadership contest but she said the “whingers” comment by Taoiseach Enda Kenny did the party some damage

A number of former Fine Gael TDs have criticised the party’s general election campaign. Former minister for justice Alan Shatter said the communicati(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Former minister for Health James Reilly at the count centre in Cloghran. photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A number of Government Ministers lost their seats in a bruising general election for Fine Gael and Labour. Deputy leader of Fine Gael James Reilly, (...)

Fine Gael’s Aine Collins and Michael Creed, and Fianna Fáil’s Michael Moynihan.

Fianna Fáil has narrowly seen off the challenge of Independent JP O’Shea to secure two seats in Cork North West. It was a case of Dial M for Moynihan(...)

 The Dáil chamber in Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The impact of gender quotas on the results of the 2016 general election may well be fairly limited in terms of the numbers of new women TDs entering t(...)

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