Full list of candidates The State’s largest local authority is about to get even bigger as the number of seats on Dublin City Council goes from(...)

Full list of candidates Galway may be the State’s most ethnically diverse city, with several “new Irish” candidates standing in 2005 and 2009, (...)

About 28 per cent of those going forward for county or city council seats later this month for listed as non-party.

They come from the left, right and centre. Some are company directors. Many more are farmers. And a good number of this cohort of just over 2,000 peop(...)

Eamon Ryan: ‘Without radical change the centre of Europe will not hold.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European election Green Party candidate Eamon Ryan has warned the next parliament “could end up deeply divided between mainstream parties who stick(...)

 Fianna Fail Jennifer Cuffe attends the party’s Ardfheis in Killarney in March. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

As the country prepares to go the polls tomorrow for the local and European of elections, the political battle for the hearts and minds of this countr(...)

Fine Gael’s Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes said last night there was a need for a new direction in the wake of the financial crisis to which Europe had been too slow to respond. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Eight of Dublin’s European election candidates have committed themselves to a five part pledge dealing with a range of issues including child poverty,(...)

Labour party European election candidates Emer Costello,  Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins today at the launch of the party’s Local and European election campaign at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, the Labour director of elections, and  Tánaiste and party leader  Eamon Gilmore.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted his leadership of the Labour Party is not on the line in the local and European elections next month. At a rally t(...)

The new central library and cultural centre in Dún Laoghaire. One woman suggested €2 million would be “worth spending” to demolish the new building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s new seafront library, the cost of car parking in the area and social issues, including housing and drug treatment facilities, were rai(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett TD People Before Profit  said the context of the vote in three weeks’ time was one of “absolutely seething anger” with the political establishment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / IRISH TIMES

The People Before Profit Alliance will field 43 candidates in the forthcoming local elections with water charges and housing issues the top issues for(...)

Shout out: Protesters make their voices heard at the  ASTI Conference in Wexford, disrupting a speech given by the Minister of Education Ruairí Quinn. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Secondary-school teachers return to class on Monday after yet another Easter of negative headlines. The rowdy scenes at their annual conference(...)

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