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Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty yesterday launched the Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, repealing the tax, which will be introduced in in the Dáil today and debated in the party’s Private Member’s time in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has said it will abolish the property tax and refund those who paid the household charge if it is in government after the next genera(...)

Colm Keaveney, on his blog, has accused the party of failing to make any progress on policy issues. Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour TDs have rebuked party chairman Colm Keaveney TD for remarks critical of the party in advance of Wednesday’s Meath East byelection. (...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes canvassing at Rathoath, Co Meath, last Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

If the voters of Meath East think they’ve had it bad over the last three weeks – assailed from all angles by people with sympathetic faces and (...)

Helen McEntee: a candidate in the forthcoming Meath East byelection on the hustings in Kilmainhamwood, County Meath

What can be confirmed beyond doubt is that the barometer hanging in the hallway of the country house south of Duleek is accurate. The needle is(...)

Shane McEntee: his death last December gave rise to the Meath East byelection

The Meath East byelection was caused by the death last December of Fine Gael TD and minister of state Shane McEntee. Overall, its outcome will (...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes (right), canvassing Godfrey Donoghue, at Rathoath, Co. Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke

Like a robed champion boxer about to enter the ring, Eoin Holmes steps out of the car with massive earphones on and his(...)

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly, who had a spot of good luck thanks to his doctor  who alerted him to a suspicious blemish on his face

Most politicians are happy to escape with just a minor mauling after a studio session with Vincent Browne. One Fine Gael TD though is pe(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett noted the pope’s choice of the name Francis. St Francis, he said, was the son of a wealthy merchant who repudiated wealth, and the Government should take a leaf out of his book.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Meath East byelection is in full swing in Leinster House. Canvassing is intense, whether by way of measured contribution or heckle. (...)

A poster of Luke “MIng” Flanagan looks down over the Roscommon town of Castlerea, the TD's home base.
Miracle for Ming

With the Dáil in the throes of its annual Cheltdown and those not interested in horses switching attention to the Habemus Papam Handicap Chase,(...)

Sir, – I am all in favour of more female TDs, and of more young TDs. I was as struck as anyone when I heard of the tragic passing of Shane McEn(...)

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