Aine Collins

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Áine Collins in Dublin. Photograph: Damien Eagers

ÁINE COLLINS Former Fine Gael TD, Cork North-West When Áine Collins lost her Dáil seat in the 2016 general election, she sought distractions. The form(...)

Michael Creed hopes to bring home a running mate in this constituency which is a mixture of satellite commuter towns in the south and more traditional country market towns in the north. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cork North-West (three seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF Cork North-West may have shed its image as one of the country’s most conservative constituencies i(...)

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin: has told his frontbench TDs to be much more assertive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fourth floor of the modern annex to Leinster House is where the journey from Opposition to Government Buildings is plotted. Up there, overlookin(...)

Fine Gael has recruited Cllr John Paul O’Shea with a view to having him as a running mate for Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.

Fine Gael has moved to try and win back a seat in the Cork North West constituency by recruiting Cllr John Paul O’Shea with a view to having him as a (...)

Independent councillor John Paul O’Shea declined to comment but sources close to him confirmed approaches have been made.

Fine Gael strategists are hoping to recruit poll topping former Mayor of Cork County, Independent Cllr John Paul O’Shea to stand as a running mate for(...)

You would think – or hope – that our political leaders, the public representatives who make many of the decisions affecting our lives, would have at l(...)

Francis Kenneally, Central Stores, Kanturk. “I don’t think it really has picked up at all, to be honest.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The shop seems dusty and unfrequented. Outside, Friday afternoon traffic makes its way through Kanturk in the constituency of Cork North-Wes(...)

Labour Senator Denis Landy has criticised the delay in appointing Senators and delaying the sitting of the Seanad. He said it was “disrespectful” to the public that the Seanad has not sat in over three months. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to announce his 11 appointments to the Seanad today. Mr Kenny will appoint a number of failed general election candi(...)

Michael Creed, new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with his son Oran, niece Hazel Healy and supporters. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Just after he was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1989, Michael Creed (52) was asked how he would like to be remembered when he left politics. “Whet(...)

Áine Collins TD: not the time for a leadership contest but she said the “whingers” comment by Taoiseach Enda Kenny did the party some damage

A number of former Fine Gael TDs have criticised the party’s general election campaign. Former minister for justice Alan Shatter said the communicati(...)

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