Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD Fine Gael, Deputy Thomas Byrne (FF) Senator Ivana Bacik (Labour), Deputy Donnchadh O’Laoghaire (SF) Cllr Neasa Hourigan, (GP) Deputy  Richard Boyd Barrett (PBP)and Aengus O’Maolain, (Social Democrats), at the election debate on the future funding of higher education and research in Ireland  at the TCD Business School, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

All major political parties have ruled out a student loan scheme as a way of funding higher education over the coming years. The comments were made a(...)

Social democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall said it was an indictment of Ireland that 100,000 children live in poverty. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Social Democrats have pledged to eliminate child poverty in its entirely over the course of a government term. Party co-leader Róisín Shortall sa(...)

Dublin West is home to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a former tánaiste in Joan Burton, both of whom are running again.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin West (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 S-PBP, 1 Labour A true heavyweight constituency, Dublin West is home to the sitting Taoiseach in Leo(...)