Candidate for Independents 4 Change in Ireland South Mick Wallace, talks to count staff at the Ireland South count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada sought a recount of votes in the Ireland South constituency on Wednesday night as she faced losing her European Parliamen(...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly: “Increasingly what we deal with in the Irish parliament either comes from Europe directly or Europe is being used as an excuse why we can’t do things that benefit Irish people.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace will keep attending a variety of Oireachtas committees in Leinster House if they are elected to the European Parliamen(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar criticised Sinn Féin and pledged to take back control of local government from the party.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused Fianna Fáil of failing to offer the Government “wholehearted” support in terms of its approach to Brexit. Mr Varad(...)

Former minister of state Barry Andrews (front, right) has been selected to contest the European Parliament election in Dublin for Fianna Fáil. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil members are frustrated at being associated with the difficulties the Government is experiencing, the party’s candidate for the Dublin Euro(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, and happy Valentine’s Day — the day the price of a bunch of roses rises by national children’s hospital proportions. Matters in Fianna (...)

The Minister of State for Higher Education said she had made the decision despite being urged to give the race serious consideration. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Mary Mitchell O’Connor has ruled herself out of running for a seat in the forthcoming European elections. In a statement on Thursday, the Minister o(...)