Fianna Fáil candidate Mary Hanafin canvasses resident Frank McGee  in the Park area of Cabinteely, in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown constituency. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

On a cold, wet, dark February night five years ago, I drove out to Blanchardstown to meet a young Fianna Fáil councillor, David McGuinness. I was doin(...)

Family and friends applaud as the remains of Eoghan Culligan pass through a guard of honour after the funeral mass at the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham. Photograph: Alan Betson

Huge crowds thronged the grounds of the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham this morning for the funeral of Berkeley balcony collapse victim Eog(...)