Labour general election candidates Cllr Juliette O’Connell (left), Rebecca Moynihan (2nd left) and Annie Hoey (right) with director of elections Senator Ivana Bacik during the launch of the Labour Party’s proposals  to tackle gender inequality in the workplace. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Labour Party has proposed a new public childcare service with State employees minding children in State-owned facilities. The party said on Monda(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says his party will “formulate a set of principles that will guide Fine Gael participation in a future government”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/Irish Times

At a glance: 156 out of 158 seats have been filled, 39 out of 40 constituencies complete and there was a 65 per cent national turnout. Water on table(...)