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BrÍd NÍ Greofa (88) voting in Inis Oírr national school with Pádraic Ó Conghaile, presiding officer, and Pádraig Ó Donncha, poll clerk, in attendance. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When Tomás Conneely pulled up his tractor at Inis Oírr’s polling station yesterday afternoon, turnout for the European and local elections was about 1(...)

Presiding officer Hugh O’Donnell (left) and Garda officer P.J. McHugh carry the ballot box off the island of Innishfree, Co Donegal.  A local home was turned into a temporary polling station where islanders Phil and Hans Schleweck from Stuttgart, Germany, cast their vote. The rest of Ireland will cast their votes on 23 May. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Voters on 12 offshore islands have already cast their ballots for the European and local elections today, just one day ahead of the rest of the Stat(...)

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames: now a Reform Alliance member,  she said she had “decided with a heavy heart that I will not be renewing my Fine Gael membership”, adding that the party leadership “made it almost impossible”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One of the TDs who lost the Fine Gael whip for opposing the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill last summer has been readmitted to the party’s pa(...)

A file image of President Michael D Higgin with former president Mary Robinson at Aras an Uachtarain. Mr Higgins is likely to join Ms Robinson in being conferred with the freedom of Cork city. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is set to be honoured with the Freedom of Cork city. City Lord Mayor, Cllr Catherine Clancy will next week ask coun(...)

 Catherine Murphy: Independent TD said annual burden of servicing the national debt is only slightly less than the entire first, second and third-level education budget for the year.

Ireland’s national debt is rising €1,000 every second and the taxpayer will spend €8.54 billion this year servicing that debt, the Dáil has hea(...)

Brian Walsh: “A number of colleagues, senior ministers and parliamentary party members suggested I should make the application in the New Year.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

STEVEN CARROLLThe only Fine Gael dissident who has not joined the Reform Alliance group is to reapply for membership of the senior Coalition partner’(...)

Lucinda Creighton: “There is no party and there has been no discussion about setting one up.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Reform Alliance, comprised of breakaway Fine Gael TDs and Senators, has registered with the Standards in Public Office Commission as a “third part(...)

“Few TDs are perceived to be more holier-than-thou than Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish psyche can be a hard thing to fathom at the best of times. A politician might be up to all kind of things but will only be utterly condemned(...)

Lucinda Creighton: busy maintaining high profile for Reform Alliance. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“I hear talk going on all the time about forming new parties, and things like that, and that’s all very appropriate in a democracy. But they should re(...)

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore under pressure since opinion poll. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES.

In light of the recent Irish Times/Ipsos mrbi poll, I have done a desktop exercise to see how the 158 seats in the 40 constituencies might be allotted(...)

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