Galway West

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Almost 19,000 candidates did not show up for their driving test in 2017

More than 65,000 Irish drivers are on their third, or in some cases higher, provisional licence. Of these 36,814 of them are on their fifth or greater(...)

Ian Marshall is “a certainty” to secure one of the seats, according to one Seanad source

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall is expected to win a Seanad seat when two byelections are(...)

Public money has been used to build a bar, restaurant and cinema for a private company to make a profit, the Public Accounts Committee (Pac) has heard(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, await the arrival of the Italian president, at Áras an Uachtaráin earlier this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil figures who have been linked with a run for the presidency say they will not mount a challenge if Michael D Higgins seeks a (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has approached  former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall to run for the seat vacated by  Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are expected to agree an electoral deal over the filling of two vacant Seanad seats. “It makes sense, given the confidence(...)

 Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

The Social Democrats  conference heard that those most likely to die and those most in need of healthcare were the least likely to have access to health services. Photograph: Getty Images

The socially-deprived have poorer health than those living in affluent areas, a Dublin GP told the Social Democrats national conference. Dr David Gib(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s  decision  to  support a vote to legalise abortion on request in the early months of pregnancy has prompted a huge reaction in the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he changed his stance on abortion having evaluated the evidence from the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amen(...)

Micheál Martin: the Fianna Fáil leader on Thursday pledged to support the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil TDs were left stunned on Thursday evening by an unexpected declaration by party leader Micheál Martin that he would vote for the proposal (...)

Mattie McGrath: “Members of the public are coming to us asking to join because they feel let down by other parties.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans are at an advanced stage for the creation of an informal political group to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message, according to Inde(...)

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