Cllr Aengus O’Rourke moving the dumped fridge

Faced with the sight of a fridge-freezer full of rotting food dumped on the green in a housing estate in Athlone, Co Westmeath, Aengus O’Rourke, a loc(...)

Investigative journalist Gemma O’Doherty was one of four prospective presidential election candidates to address a special meeting of Westmeath County Council in Mullingar on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

If Gemma O’Doherty is elected president of Ireland she may find that she is “in the wrong house” to achieve her objectives, according to a number of W(...)

 The funeral cortage of  Barney McGinley  at St. Mary’s Church, Athlone. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Local businesses were “unaffected” as gardaí put a major security operation into place for the funeral of Barney McGuinley in Athlone on Monday, sa(...)

 Philip Reynolds with his wife Anne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Philip Reynolds, son of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, has confirmed he was recently asked to consider running in the next general election by m(...)

 Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

Gabrielle McFadden is congratulated by Enda Kenny as the count gets under way in St Dominic’s GAA club in Keenagh, Co Longford, on Saturday. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Fine Gael’s Gabrielle McFadden comfortably held the Longford-Westmeath seat left vacant by the death of her sister Nicky this year.Her election was in(...)

Prominent anti-wind farm advocate Andrew Duncan, who is contesting the Mullingar-Kilbeggan seat for Fine Gael, is behind the pack.

With two of the three areas tallied in Westmeath, Sinn Féin are the unsurprising recipients of the protest vote, and look like taking a council seat i(...)

Fine Gael candidate Gabrielle McFadden won the Longford-Westmeath byelection early this morning after a marathon count.She was declared elected at St (...)

Labour Party deputy leader and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton  at the City West count centre for the local, European and byelection counts today. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government parties look set to suffer major losses in the local, European and byelections, as tallies and initial results suggest Sinn Féin, Indep(...)

Full list of candidates The ability of Labour in Westmeath to stem the predicted electoral tide against the party nationally is a key question (...)

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