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Peadar Tóibín, leader of Aontú

The leader of Ireland’s newest political party and former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has said immigration into the country needs to be managed at a su(...)

Economist Jim Power said the economy was recovering, but there was still a level of fragility.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Unions are “very cynically exploiting a very weak political situation to their own advantage”, economist Jim Power has said. Speaking at a Renua conf(...)

 Lucinda Creighton, former leader of Renua, at Leinster House after losing her seat in the general election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Renua founder Lucinda Creighton has insisted there is a future for the party she used to lead. Ms Creighton stood down in early May after losing her(...)

Eddie Hobbs at the launch of Renua in March 2015. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Eddie Hobbs has left Renua, the party he co-founded in March 2015. Mr Hobbs had been party president, despite not running as a candidate in February’(...)

Renua’s Lucinda Creighton at Leinster House in February after losing her seat in Dublin Bay South. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton, who lost her seat in the general election in February, has resigned from the party leadership saying it was time to “a(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton: insisted the party would continue in existence irrespective of whether or not it succeeded in winning any Dáil seat. Photograph: Eric Luke

General election 2016 was a good one for the Social Democrats and a terrible one for Renua, whose party leader Lucinda Creighton failed to retain her(...)

The tallies indicate that Lucinda Creighton represents Renua’s only hope of winning a seat. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Lucinda Creighton has said Renua Ireland will continue in existence irrespective of whether or not the party succeeds in winning any Dáil seat. Ms Cr(...)

Dr Paddy Hillery, IMO NCHD committee, Dr Ray Walley, president of the IMO, and Dr Peadar Gilligan, consultant chairman, prior to a briefing on the health services in the context of the general election. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

What are the health plans of the political parties? In 2011 promoting health and wellbeing was not a priority. Now all parties have included health pr(...)

Poll of polls – Sinn Féin: 19 per cent; Independents/Others: 24 per cent; Fine Gale: 28.5 per cent. Fianna Fáil is on 19 per cent and Sinn Féin 19 per cent

With just eight days to go to polling day in the general election, it is becoming increasingly clear that those in the Independent/Others category – w(...)

Stephen Donnelly (Social Democrats), Lucinda Creighton (Renua) and Richard Boyd Barrett (Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit): will good debate performance translate into an increase in party support?

The performances of Lucinda Creighton of Renua and Stephen Donnelly of the Social Democrats, along with Richard Boyd Barrett Anti-Austerity Alliance-P(...)

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