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Darragh O’Brien should easily hold his seat and is likely to top the poll again as he did in the 2016 general election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin Fingal (five seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Lab, 1 SF, 1 GP Voters in Dublin Fingal only went to the polls on November 29th, 2019, in the byel(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar canvasses with Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy in Wexford town. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is glad the controversial former Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy did not win last month’s Wexford byelection. M(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

Soaking up the atmosphere: Mick Wallace in Brussels

Honest to God, isn’t it always the way? The one time you really need the Government jet for a very important engagement, the flippin’ thing starts ac(...)

 Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey  was asked to refund  €1,977.11 following the audit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TDs and senators had to refund almost €10,000 in expenses this year after an audit found they could not provide supporting evidence to justify claimin(...)

Mr Dollard said the “footprint” of the greyhound industry may have to change

Attendances at greyhound tracks dropped by a fifth in the aftermath of RTÉ’s expose of mistreatment of dogs in the sector as the sport faces a “proble(...)

An investigation was carried out by RTÉ  into Hyde & Seek, a company that runs four creches in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Tusla, the child and family agency, has said it will ramp up regulatory enforcement and social work intervention after receiving footage of concerning(...)

Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon says there does not appear to be clear timelines in place for bringing an end to the practices of emergency and self-accomodation.

Some family hubs are merely “glorified hotels” with additional washing and cooking facilities, the Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon has said (...)

Leo Varadkar said he was awaiting a report from barrister, David Kennedy SC, who was asked to “establish all the facts” around Maria Bailey’s now withdrawn action against the Dean Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Kinlan Photography.

Leo Varadkar is ordering all future Fine Gael election candidates to fully disclose their involvement in any legal proceedings in the wake of the Mari(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania departing from Southampton Airport for Shannon. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

For the most part, the Taoiseach’s face remained frozen in a polite smile. Leo Varadkar was a study in statesmanlike serenity, face tilted attentivel(...)

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