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Fine Gael TD Ciarán Cannon was quick to assure us there ‘wasn't a scratch on the bike’ after his crash. File photograph: Eric Luke

A month ago we told you about Ciarán Cannon’s epic one-day cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head. The Fine Gael TD for Galway East completed his 575.55(...)

Mary Lou McDonald in Belfast recently. Photograph: Sinn Fein/PA Wire

The politics of condemnation came in from the cold for Sinn Féin this week. Or did it? Decades after adopting this clever phrase as cover for its un(...)

Kate O’Connell with Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, SF’s Dublin Bay South byelection candidate Lynn Boylan, O’Connell’s mother-in-law Nora O’Connell and sister-in-law Deirdre at O’Connell’s pharmacy in Rathgar

After years of apartment living, Leo Varadkar is all set for a big move to a new house in Dublin 8 with his partner, Matt Barrett. Leinster House thr(...)

Fine Gael won about 25% of the vote in January 2020. For the party’s candidate to win this byelection, he needs 50% plus one vote. File photograph: Getty

When Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan and his team went out for their first leaflet drop in Dublin Bay South during the week, they suited up like they were(...)

 Minister of State at the Department of Health, Anne Rabbitte, says she dord not agree with ‘tying people down’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government is coming under pressure from within its own ranks to relax rules on intercounty travel. Two Ministers of State told The Irish Times t(...)

Galway city centre: 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 stands at 951.2 per 100,000 of population

The centre of Galway city has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State , according to latest official figures. The 14-day incidence rate in the cit(...)

Paul Connaughton on the Carrownagappul bog near Mountbellew, that has undergone restoration. Photograph: Andrew Downes, xposure

Former Fine Gael TD Paul Connaughton took a lot of convincing when he heard others extol the merits of restoring Carrownagappul bog on the outskirts o(...)

Claddagh Watch Patrol runs volunteer patrols aiming to prevent deaths by accident and suicide on Galway’s waterways. Image: Facebook

The 2020 Christine Buckley Volunteer of the Year award has been given to a Galway couple. Arthur and Deborah Carr are responsible for the mental hea(...)

Notwithstanding the popularity of swimming across generations, its public health benefits and its capacity to boost enjoyment of life, the State’s track record of investment in public pools has been miserably underwhelming. Photograph: iStock

An illustration of a simple pleasure placed in long-term peril by the Covid-19 crisis surfaced at Thursday’s meeting of the Oireachtas budget oversigh(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

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