Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane has taken 38% of the first-preference vote. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Fine Gael has failed to have a TD elected in Waterford in a general election for the first time after a surge of left-leaning transfers handed the fou(...)

Verona Murphy, who ran for Fine Gael in the Wexford byelection in November, is to stand as an Independent candidate in the constituency in the general election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, Irish Road Haulage Association president Verona Murphy and former European Parliament member Marian Harkin have announced t(...)