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Labour Party general election candidates (from left) Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Labour Party will not be “a cheap date” in potential government formation talks after the election on Saturday, Senator Ged Nash has said. “The (...)

After an election campaign that has seen Sinn Féin surf the wave of a public mood for change, the party is on the brink of a breakthrough that promise(...)

The skylark is among the species that has been attracted to Feargal Ó Cuinneagáin’s meadows of richly mixed native herbs and wild flower. Drawing by Michael Viney

On first encounter a generation ago, it seemed such gawky jargon, the coinage of science journals, that I winced at using it here in ordinary, affable(...)

 Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald launching her party’s General Election 2020 Manifesto in the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two installations marked the last two manifesto launches of the campaign. One was a large sculptural piece, the other a Labour Party triptych. One w(...)

Former senator James Heffernan. File photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Laptops, printers, tablets and scanners are among the pieces of IT equipment not returned to the Oireachtas by politicians after they lost their seats(...)

Kathleen Lynch was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1994. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Labour TD and junior minister Kathleen Lynch has announced she will not contest the Cork North Central byelection, expected to be held in Novem(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “We have great ambitions for the beautiful second city.” Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The leader of the Labour Party was not happy with the conduct of Leo’s officer corps. There was a lot of unseemly smirking and sniggering going on in (...)

 Support for Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael has dropped to 30%. Photograph: Tom Honan

Today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows support for Fine Gael has declined by three points to 30 per cent since our last poll in October 2018. Supp(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Fine Gael  recorded a surplus for 2017 of €1.6m. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Political parties are using million of euros of public funding to bolster their financial position ahead of European and local elections – and perhaps(...)

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