Alex White with John Lyons, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the referendum count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted Labour will outperform the polls in the upcoming general election.Councillor Willie Quinn only managed to gain 7 per(...)

There have been  mutterings about a challenge to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin should the party not win the Carlow Kilkenny byelection. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. For the Fianna Fáil candidate it was (...)

The marriage equality referendum may generate intense public interest next week but politicians will concentrate on assessing the implications of the (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin with Carlow-Kilkenny byelection candidate Bobby Aylward at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in  Dublin last month. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Fine Gael is making a late push in the upcoming byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny as it senses its candidate could beat the current favourite, Fianna Fáil(...)

The byelection on May 22nd will be the first electoral test of the new party, which is led by Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A comprehensive analysis of the policy positions of Renua Ireland’s candidate in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection confirms the party is to the right ide(...)

Grassroots canvassing: Bobby Aylward, the Fianna Fáil candidate, looking for support in Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Amid birdsong and beneath blue skies, rural Co Kilkenny is revealing some of its glories:green fields, the budding beech and oak of Jenkinstown woods,(...)