Meath West

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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 dog awaits its master outside a polling station in Drumcondra: Many chose not to spend their Saturday evenings travelling to the local school or community centre to vote.   Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Voter turnout appears to be down on what was the first general election held on a Saturday in the history of the State. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called(...)

Traffic on the M3 motorway which links Dublin and Navan, Co Meath. File photograph: Alan Betson

Political promises come and go but patience when it comes to a long-standing pledge to deliver a train line linking Dublin and Navan, Co Meath, is wea(...)

Peadar Tóibín’s departure from Sinn Féin and his subsequent establishment of all-Ireland party Aontú has changed the dynamic in this three-seater. Photograph: Tom Honan

Meath West (three seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Aontú If Peadar Tóibín hadn’t left Sinn Féin and set up his own party, Meath West would likely have (...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with  election candidates Ged Nash(Left), Duncan Smith and Annie Hoey. .Photograph: Alan Betson

Regional communities are being “sucked into Dublin” causing misery for families, Labour leader Brendan Howlin said at the launch of a plan to create m(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris revealed on Wednesday which stations would be the divisional headquarters after 28 divisions are amalgamated to create 19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News that seven Garda stations around the Republic are losing their status as divisional headquarters and an eighth is undergoing a partial downgrade (...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, pictured last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Blockades of beef processing plants were said to be increasing on Friday despite the arrangement of new talks next week aimed at resolving the dispute(...)

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín: “There needs to be sustainable levels of immigration in this country, it needs to be managed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A senior Sinn Féin TD has accused his former colleague Peadar Tóibín of knowing “exactly what he was doing” in making comments about immigration to Ir(...)

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