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ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie: ‘With the greatest respect to Minister McHugh, I’m not aware he has medical expertise.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Teachers have accused the Government of “getting ahead of the medics” after Minister for Education Joe McHugh indicated there are plans to fully reope(...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

 Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan are all expected to put their names forward for Taoiseach when the new Dáil meets for the first time on Thursday. File photograph: Alan Betson

A deal that would lead to a new government being formed may not be finalised until April, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has told his TDs and Senat(...)

Micheál Martin at the   count for  Cork South-Central. One long-serving TD said Martin was likely to know his position was under pressure. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As a poor election got substantially worse for Fianna Fáil on the second day of counting, the mood within the party darkened. TDs emerged from count (...)

A garda and an election official carry a ballot box on Inishbofin where voting took place on Friday. Photographer: Colin Keegan/Collins

Voters go to the polls today after an election campaign which saw all parties claim they could meet a demand for change from the electorate. About 3.(...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Taoisech Leo Varadkar (R) with British prime minister Boris Johnson (L). File photograph: Noel Mullen/AFP/Getty Images

Last year was my first time voting in England, and I am still suffering from post-traumatic stress. Rather than the gentleman’s tussle over the centre(...)

The deadline has passed for candidates to get on the ballot paper for the general election on February 8th. File photograph: Alan Betson

There are 516 candidates running for 159 seats in 39 constituencies in the general election with 160, or 31 per cent, being women.  This is(...)

Cathal Berry is contesting the newly-enlarged Kildare South constituency. Photograph: Michael Donnelly.

Dr Cathal Berry’s newly-opened campaign office in Newbridge has the air of a military command centre. In the middle of the room, a group are gathered(...)

Cathal Berry, former second in command of the Army Ranger Wing, photographed in Chad in 2008.

The former second in command of the Army Ranger Wing is to run in the forthcoming general election on a platform of improving conditions in the Defenc(...)

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