Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Green Party  leader Eamon Ryan. All three Government parties and Sinn Féin have admitted conducting private polling on voter intentions using members or activists who purported to be working for companies that didn’t exist.  File photograph: Julien Behal

Just what is happening with the political polling controversy? Earlier this week, it emerged that Sinn Féin, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Par(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson:  “I don’t think there’s anything to see here or to worry about,” he told reporters on Thursday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

Along the Pimlico Road between the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Victoria Station runs a string of shops selling home furnishings and decorative objects (...)

Boris Johnson faces Labour leader Keir Starmer during prime minister’s questions. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty

Britain’s Electoral Commission is investigating how a refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat was funded because “there are reasonable gr(...)

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin has denied it is falling foul of data laws by maintaining a sophisticated database which records a person’s level of support for the party a(...)

 Clare O’Byrne: she says  a  lack of maternity leave is a “huge barrier” for women in politics. Photograph: Green Party website

A Green Party councillor who has resigned from her local authority seat has criticised the lack of maternity leave for women politicians. New mother (...)

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. ‘A lot of us were fairly bemused at the Sinn Féin reaction to the Electoral Office’s legal duty to refresh the register,’ said SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

In the North, the significance of a vote runs deep. Sinn Féin has criticised the proposed updating of the electoral register as “a mass purge of vote(...)

Many social media users have mocked Leave.EU’s move and accused it of hypocrisy

Leave.EU, a pro-Brexit campaign bankrolled by UKIP backer Arron Banks, has migrated its registered office for its website to Waterford so that it can (...)

Jacinda Ardern pictured after an election night event at Auckland Town Hall, will govern New Zealand for a second term. Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg.

Jacinda Ardern will govern New Zealand for a second term, after the Labour party secured a landslide victory in the general election, attracting so ma(...)

Ian Paisley jnr: sanctioned over an event at the Tullyglass hotel in Ballymena in September 2017. Photograph: PA Wire

DUP MP Ian Paisley has been fined £1,300 (€1,400) by the Electoral Commission over breaches in finance rules related to a party fundraising dinner. T(...)

Sinn Féin’s John Finucane was elected as the MP for North Belfast in the 2019 election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin had the highest campaign spending of any political party in Northern Ireland in the December 2019 Westminster election while the Greens had (...)

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