Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Conor Lenihan has confirmed he is talking to the party about running in the Dublin constituency in the next European elections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times.

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Conor Lenihan has said he is talking to the party about running in the Dublin constituency in the next European e(...)

The People’s debate with Vincent Browne. Photograph: Brian McEvoy/TV3

Vincent Browne, the delightfully erratic news fraggle who secretly runs Ireland, is retiring from his show on TV3. This makes us sad. It is the end of(...)

Parkview at the Castleknock gate to the Phoenix Park is a small scheme of standard detached homes built in the early 1970s. What sets number 24 apart (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny gets the Gerry Adams longevity award for hangin’ in for a second term, though he looks like he’s feeling the pressure here. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Best Minister After the Dáil was dissolved on February 3rd, we had to wait until May 18th for its first full working day. That doesn’t give much time (...)

  Former minister for communications Alex White  and Eir chief executive Richard Moat:  Eir will this week meet “senior Government officials” over its row with wholesale broadband customers.  Photograph: Eric Luke

McFeely claims UK welfare Tom McFeely, the bankrupt property developer and former IRA hunger striker, says he survives on welfare from the British s(...)

Former deputy editor of The Irish Times James “Jim” Downey  at his home in Monkstown, Co Dublin, in October 2009. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

James Downey had journalism and politics in his blood, but last Wednesday he decided he could wait no longer for a government to be formed, mourners a(...)

Winners take it all: Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell and Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan were both elected in Dublin Bay South. Photograph: Eric Luke

Just as Kevin Humphreys was adjusting to the loss of his seat, the former Labour minister tweeted a photograph of a cute dog, perched on the shoreline(...)

“Democracy is always exciting but it is merciless when it clicks in” – Taoiseach Enda Kenny commenting on a difficult election for Fine Gael. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

“Democracy is always exciting but it is merciless when it clicks in.” – Taoiseach Enda Kenny commenting on a difficult election for Fine Gael. “I do(...)

The election of Fianna Fáil’s Eugene Murphy is the only major surprise of the general election result in the Roscommon Galway constituency. From Scr(...)

The Wolf and Peter Town Hall Theatre, Galway ***** Coiscéim’s new dance show is at once reassuringly traditional and startlingly modern. Inspired by P(...)