Mary Fayne elected and Jane Dillon Byrne lost her seat in Dun Laoghaire. The pair pictured during the campaign at  the Forty Foot, Sandycove following swimming.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

After three days of counting and recounting one of the country’s longest serving councillors was ruled out of a seat on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County (...)

The contest for seats has been tight for many of the candidates across the state as eight recounts got underway today.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

The strongly contested last seats available in the local area elections have been filled today, with the exception of two postponed wards. Following (...)

Cian Prendeville, of the Anti Austerity Alliance celebrates his election in Limerick. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

The remarkable thing about the local election results across the four Dublin authorities is the rise of the left and hard left as the Labour Party col(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

Some nine years after a launch which promised “gracious living” for its residents, construction of a new block consisting of 120 apartments in The Gra(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown estimates that about 2,500 new homes are needed annually to help meet demand.

Local authorities say it is often impossible to find affordable accommodation for low-income families as the cost of rent continues to rise.Local auth(...)

Mary Hanafin: said she was given “good reasons, good party reasons to run” and no good reasons for pulling out

Former minister for education Mary Hanafin says she will rely on her own network of supporters during her local election campaign, after Fianna Fái(...)

Mary Hanafin this morning said she was asked to withdraw on three separate occasions, but could see no need for doing so.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the party will investigate Mary Hanafin’s open defiance of its recommendation that she should not submit no(...)

Michéal Martin wouldn’t have enjoyed the front page of this morning’s Irish Times, with a picture of a smiling Mary Hanafin holding aloft her nomination papers “on behalf of the Fianna Fáil party”.

Michéal Martin wouldn’t have enjoyed the front page of this morning’s Irish Times, with a picture of a smiling Mary Hanafin holding aloft her nominati(...)

Party sources said Ms Hanafin was attempting to make a return to politics weeks after calling the performance of Fianna Fáil in Dublin as “brutal”, “appalling” and “awful”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has insisted former education minister Mary Hanafin will not be a candidate for the party in the local elections in Blackrock, Co Dubli(...)

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