Taoiseach Enda Kenny and candidate Helen McEntee meet an off-duty garda  in Ratoath village. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was involved in a heated exchange with an off-duty garda over public sector pay cuts during a whistle-stop tour of the Mea(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Thomas Byrne (right)  jokes  with Labour candidate Eoin Holmes with Meath Councillor Nick Killian (centre). Photograph: Barry Cronin

Every election campaign Thomas Byrne has been involved in has ended up with somebody getting bitten by a dog. It is usually him. In 2007, a hos(...)

Fianna Fáil is not the only party to claim it is back from the dead. After its annihilation in 2011, the Green Party has contended that support(...)

Shane McEntee: his death last December gave rise to the Meath East byelection

The Meath East byelection was caused by the death last December of Fine Gael TD and minister of state Shane McEntee. Overall, its outcome will (...)

Fine Gael's Helen McEntee, a candidate in the forthcoming Meath East byelection, speaks to Maisie Farnan at Kilmainhamwood Retirement Village, Kilmainhamwood, Co Meath. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The Meath East byelection evokes strong memories of the general election in 2011, held at the same time of the year. There’s a smattering of sn(...)