Fingal’s first Indian-born councillor, Punam Rane, was elected for Fine Gael in Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Dublin West constituency. The 49-year-old te(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald chaired a  meeting of Fine Gael’s election strategy committee this week which  heard the party was short of its  target of women candidates for the  election. Photograph:

Fine Gael may have to add some women candidates to a few of the party’s general election tickets – including where there is an incumbent TD – to comp(...)