Catherine Murphy TD with candidates Anne-Marie McNally and Glenna Lynch. Photograph: Eric Luke

Catherine Murphy (Social Democrats) was first elected to the Dáil in March 2005 in the byelection to replace departing EU commissioner Fianna Fail’s C(...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Lisa Chambers and Dara Calleary celebrate after being elected in the Mayo constituency and denying Fine Gael a seat. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin.

More than 90 per cent of the seats of the 32nd Dáil have been filled with candidates from across the political spectrum being returned. The counts i(...)

Leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan. Mr Ryan was not invited to participate in RTÉ leaders’ debate on February 15th. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

RTÉ is seeking its legal costs against a Green Party trustee following the rejection of his legal challenge to the broadcaster’s refusal to invite Gre(...)

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(...)

 Richard Boyd Barrett, Gerry Adams, Micheal Martin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny,  Tanaiste Joan Burton, Stephen Donnelly,  and Lucinda Creighton at the RTE Claire Byrne Live Leaders Debate. Photograph: FusionShooters.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out entering coalition with Fianna Fail after the general election. After days of speculation Mr Kenny said his(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s annual ardfheis at Citywest in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Support for Fianna Fáil has grown according the latest opinion poll. A Red C/Sunday Business Post tracking poll showed public support for Micheál Mar(...)

Glenna Lynch. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The new Social Democrats party has unveiled businesswoman Glenna Lynch as a candidate. Ms Lynch came to prominence after questioning the then presiden(...)

Róisín Shortall, Catherine Murphy and Stephen Donnelly at yesterday’s launch of the Social Democrats. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One time an announcement by three sitting TDs that they were launching a new political party would have been a big news story. This week, when Catheri(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and his wife Fionnuala voting in the Local and European election’s at the polling station in St. Anthony’s national school, Castlebar, Co Mayo last year. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

There is one man who will ultimately decide the date of the general election. His confidant on that momentous call is a football. In his usual homesp(...)

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