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Annie and Tommy McDonagh, members of the Travelling community from Galway’s east side, cast their votes. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Annie McDonagh could not wait to cast her vote as the bright sun banished drizzle over Galway city on Friday morning. The mother-of-nine – and grandm(...)

An inquest into the death of a three-month-old baby at University Hospital Galway two years ago has heard he developed complications after an eye operation.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An inquest into the death of a three-month-old baby at University Hospital Galway two years ago has heard he developed complications after an eye oper(...)

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(...)

Lissadell House, July 2016: former and sitting TDs (back row) Niamh Bhreathnach, Jan O’Sullivan, Nora Owen, Mary Harney, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Mary Hanafin, Síle de Valera, Heather Humphreys; (front row) Frances Fitzgerald, Gemma Hussey, (Constance Cassidy, host and owner of Lissadell House), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Mary O’Rourke, Katherine Zappone. Joan Burton was not in attendance; Regina Doherty and Josepha Madigan were appointed senior Ministers in 2017. Photograph: James Connolly

In July 2016, 14 women from different backgrounds attended a dinner party in Co Sligo. The women were members of one of Ireland’s most exclusive clubs(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: his planned meeting with  the Independent Alliance  was postponed on Wednesday

The Government may be forced to raise more taxes than expected on fuel because of resistance to significant changes to the special VAT rate for the ho(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he  said recent discussion on the housing issue had been “overly-simplistic”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The gap between private housing supply and demand is unlikely to close for the next three to four years, the chief executive of the National Asset Man(...)

In a letter to councillors in Galway, Deputy Eamon O Cuív said he would not do anything that would force him to leave Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has said he is declining offers to run for the presidency as he would “not do anything” that would force him to leave his (...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with pupils of Coláiste Naomh Eoin on Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, during a visit to mark the schools establishment as a single entity school. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When a taoiseach visits an island like Inis Meáin in a month like September, the sun should be shining and the limestone landscape extending back to t(...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

The Government is signing the presidential election order on Tuesday, kick-starting a 28-day period in which hopeful candidates can secure a place on (...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

As it gathers momentum, so it gathers participants. The process of nominating candidates for the presidential election has been a background hum to th(...)

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