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Countess Markievicz: she was  the first woman elected to Westminster,  a seat she never took up

A hundred years after the formation of the first Dáil Éireann, which convened between 1919 and 1921, after a landslide victory for Sinn Féin in the 19(...)

Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she was elected:  The political adviser-turned-elected deputy is the youngest woman in the new Dáil.

“It’s official – there is no turning back now,” said Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she signed the roll(...)

Maurice Quinlivan topped poll in Limerick City. File photograph. Photgraph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan and Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea traded sharp words after one of Mr O’Dea’s allies said there was more chance of the for(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking to media outside the European Financial Forum 2020 at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the likelihood is that he will be the leader of the Opposition in the new Dáil but if Fine Gael is needed to provide p(...)

Cork East TD James O’Connor: he is the third youngest Fianna Fáil TD ever elected – behind  Mary Coughlan in 1987 and Lorcan Allen in 1961.  Photograph: Twitter.

James O’Connor will be the baby of the 33rd Dáil. The 22-year-old will enter Leinster House as the third youngest Fianna Fáil TD ever elected – behind(...)

Holly Cairns. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Holly Cairns has gone from local election candidate to Dáil Deputy in less than a year, both times in dramatic circumstances. The 30-year-old, origin(...)

Ged Nash: ‘I would be burying my head in the sand if I said it has been a great weekend for the [Labour] party; it hasn’t.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour’s Ged Nash, Fine Gael’s Fergus O’Dowd and Independent Peter Fitzpatrick won the remaining three seats in Louth edging out Fianna Fáil’s Declan (...)

‘The Government’s decision to allow the poll in Tipperary to go ahead  raises real concerns’. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

The Government’s decision to allow the poll in Tipperary to go ahead on Saturday, on foot of advice from the Attorney General’s office, raises real co(...)

 James Heffernan (40) of Kilfinane, Co. Limerickt. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former Labour party senator has been accused of stealing from a private members club in Dublin. James Heffernan (40) appeared before Judge Deirdre (...)

Chairman of Forum Polonia, Barnaba Dorda. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On February 8th, Karolina Ó Beacháin will cast a vote for the first time in an Irish general election. Originally from Poland, Ms Ó Beacháin became an(...)

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