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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(...)

European Parliament in Strasbourg:  the dominant dividing line could be between politicians who want common EU-level solutions and those who favour safeguarding national sovereignty. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Four in 10 French voters say they have no interest in May’s European elections, a recent poll reports. The apathy vote is up more than a sixth since M(...)

 Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah delivers a speech in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in October  2013. File photograph: Dean Kassim/AFP/Getty Images

EU officials on Wednesday accused Brunei of “rude” and “abusive” lobbying against a resolution condemning the Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “I am in favour of BusConnects, but I feel the way that BusConnects is being designed doesn’t take into account sufficiently the creation of place.”  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Front gardens and trees could be saved if the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) BusConnects plans were redesigned, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan ha(...)

Local-election candidate: Lekha Menon Margassery, who is running as an Independent in Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Can Irish politics become as diverse as Irish society?  In 2016 Uruemu Adejinmi got in touch with a local Longford general election candida(...)

Instagram: photographs posted by Michael Healy-Rae, Leo Varadkar (with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry), Niamh Smyth and Simon Harris

Instagram is now the platform of choice for politicians who want to present voters with a more rounded image of themselves, knocking Twitter out of it(...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

The Greens are running 100 candidates North and South in the local elections – a springboard, says leader Eamon Ryan, to a general election he expects in September/October. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The tortuous deliberations of the Oireachtas committee on climate change this week finally produced a report on measures to respond to the effects and(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May: her deal seems to be, to all intents and purposes, dead. Photograph: Mark Duffy/AFP/Getty Images

False, faint hopes in Brussels of Theresa May snatching victory from the jaws of defeat were quickly dissipated yesterday by the House of Commons’ Bre(...)

Peter Benson from Naas and Sinéad Walsh from Kill   protesting outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

As Brexit lumbers on, more and more people have taken to gathering outside parliament in London to make their voices heard on the issue. Ev(...)

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