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 Billy Kelleher meets up with Clare hurling legends Brian Lohan and Niall Gilligan  while canvassing in Ennis, Co Clare, for the European elections. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Usually, political party leaders want their people to attend parliamentary party meetings. Recently, however, the presence of Anne Rabbitte irked Mich(...)

Billy Kelleher: he is accused  of not taking the prospect of  taking  two seats in Ireland South  seriously

Fianna Fáil has issued internal orders to divide sprawling European parliament constituencies between its candidates to maximise the party vote. The (...)

 Climate change protesters demonstrated outside Leinster House in Dublin earlier this week.   Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Opposition politicians have been accused of trying to frustrate Government plans to address climate change at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary(...)

The old man tells me that he needs to see me. A matter of life and death, he says on the phone. So, like an idiot, I drop everything and go racing aro(...)

“For the majority, this guy seemed to speak a common person’s language,” says Independent Cllr Shaun Cunniffe of Peter Casey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Watching the election results as they came in Saturday evening, Tuam resident Martin Ward was not surprised to see the strong showing by Peter Casey i(...)

Richard Bruton is to become Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made a number of new ministerial appointment on Saturday morning following the shock resignation of Denis Naughten last wee(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

Tallying as votes are counted at the Dublin county centre in Citywest, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The final tally at the Tipperary count centre shows a victory for the Yes side with 58.3 per cent of the votes, Conor Kane reports. All of the ballo(...)

Retainers know, as do repealers, that if the public mind is focused on allowing for abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities, the proposition will be carried.

Although Keith Redmond is never shy about sharing his opinion, the phone call asking him to record a campaign video outlining his concerns about the G(...)

Seán Canney  left the Independent Alliance following a disagreement over the allocation of a junior ministerial post. Photograph: Collins

Galway East Independent TD Seán Canney is to step down as Assistant Government Whip, saying his remaining in the position had “become a distraction” f(...)

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