Alan Mangan: member of Westmeath team that won the Leinster Senior Football Championship in 2004 is confident qualities that made him a success on the sporting field can be transferred to politics. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former GAA star selected by Labour to contest the next general election in the Longford-Westmeath constituency says he is confident the qualities (...)

Independent Alliance TD Shane Ross said: “We are totally and utterly different from any other body or entity in Irish politics.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Leading Independent Alliance TD Shane Ross has said Sinn Féin would need to undergo a “Pauline conversion to democracy” before his group could support(...)