Frances Fitzgerald on the campaign trail in Donnybrook. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald’s age, the reason why people throw milkshakes at Nigel Farage and the marital status of Maria Walsh are among the top European elec(...)

 Fine Gael’s two Dublin candidates for the European elections, Frances Fitzgerald and Mark Durkan, canvassing at St Stephen’s Green Luas stop in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If being an MEP for Dublin means something it’s lost on most voters.With barely a week to go until polling in the European elections, The Irish Times (...)

Irish butterfly populations have declined by  12 per cent over the past decade.

The latest evaluation of biodiversity loss in Ireland confirms potentially-catastrophic species loss and deterioration of globally-important habitats (...)

The poll figures for Midlands North West

Strong votes for strong Fine Gael candidates, a European Parliament revival for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin under pressure and vicious competition for left(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton  at a panel discussion on sustainability and climate change at the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union Annual Assembly at Liberty Hall. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has strongly rejected a contention by a student “climate striker” that the Government is not engaged on cli(...)

Speaking at the announcement of his candidacy in the European elections, Ciarán Cuffe said: “I want Dublin to be known for its walkability, bikeability and liveability.”

Green Party candidate in the upcoming European elections Cllr Ciarán Cuffe has said he is confident of securing a seat in the Dublin constituency desp(...)

Senator Alice Mary Higgins aims at overhauling the bid system for all public projects. Photograph: Sarah Doyle/PA Wire

Senior public servants would have to sign off on procurement contracts where lowest price only is chosen and be obliged to publish their rationale und(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: are Oliver Callan’s barbs getting to him?  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

A clumsy attempt at comedy by Leo Varadkar on Thursday night had guests at a special dinner in Dublin wondering if comedian Oliver Callan’s well-aimed(...)

 Rónán Mullen is one of the senators elected by NUI gradutes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A cross section of the Irish electorate – more than half a million people – only semi exercises its franchise. Many university graduates are ignoring,(...)

Oireachtas Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection chairman John Curran, described the presentations from representatives of former ESB, RTÉ and Bórd na Móna staff as “eye-opening”.

Thousands of retired semi-State employees are “really struggling” with small pensions and an inability to have their voices heard, an Oireachtas commi(...)

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