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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin leader Mary-Lou McDonald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are the State’s two biggest political parties, according to opinion polls, followed closely behind by Sinn Féin. All three a(...)

Bonnie Neiland: has more than 436,000 followers on TikTok. Photo: Orla Neiland

One day last March, Shauna Davitt decided to have a look at TikTok. The app allows users to create and upload short-form videos, but the Wexford teena(...)

 Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe at his office in Merrion Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As an escape from the hurly-burly of politics, Paschal Donohoe loves to get lost in a bit of science fiction. On the window sill beside his desk in th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) raised the question of a grand coalition with Fianna Fáil during Wednesday night’s Virgin Media leaders’ debate with Micheál Martin.

Leo Varadkar raised the question of a grand coalition with Fianna Fáil during Wednesday night’s televised leaders’ debate; Micheál Martin answered it (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring are pictured in Golden, Co Tipperary with Fine Gael candidates Garret Ahearn (left) and Mary Newman Julian (right).

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has played down an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll suggesting that three quarters of voters want a change of government, and predic(...)

A lot of Fine Gaelers have placed their faith in a repeat of the 2007 election, when a late swing re-elected for a third term an unloved, but grudgingly respected Fianna Fáil government led by Bertie Ahern. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

No votes are yet cast in the 2020 general election, but, with just over two weeks to go until polling day, a change of government is at this point the(...)

Health and housing are by far the two most important issues to voters in the general election campaign, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI(...)

Mary Lou McDonald is not in a position yet to credibly claim she can lead a government, but a strong showing on February 8th should earn her the right to participate in one. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Despite the loud protests in recent days over Mary Lou McDonald’s exclusion from the debate between Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin, the Sinn Féin lea(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (centre) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill (right) arrive at the Mansion House in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has asked voters who may be unsure of supporting her party to “give us a chance” because other political parties ha(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are pictured in Cork where  Fine Gael set out its agriculture policy on Tuesday. Photograph: Áine McMahon/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again insisted that Fine Gael will not go into coalition with Sinn Féin after the general election. He was speaking on Tue(...)

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