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The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

The  Green Party’s executive committee decided not to follow the parliamentary party in calling for Dublin Mayor Hazel Chu to step aside as party chair during her bid for a Seanad seat. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The row in the Green Party over Dublin Mayor Hazel Chu’s decision to stand for the Seanad byelection as an independent eased over the weekend when the(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu who is  running as an Independent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Hazel Chu has said “the numbers aren’t there” for her to win a seat in the Seanad by-election. Ms Chu said she’s “disappointed” (...)

 Billy Lawless pictured following his Seanad appointment in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sinn Féin is asking the party’s 41 TDs and Senators to vote for Independent candidate Billy Lawless in the Seanad byelections. Mr Lawless is standin(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu, running as an Independent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The political storm that has convulsed the Green Party over the decision by its chairwoman Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Hazel Chu to run for a Seanad bye(...)

Nomination papers for the Seanad byelecton were lodged yesterday for former senator and president of the Ulster Farmers Union Ian Marshall. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg.

Four former senators are now seeking to get back to the Upper House in the two Seanad byelections and are among six candidates so far nominated ahead (...)

Senator Billy Lawless pictured following his appointment in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

US-based Galway Senator Billy Lawless has been forced to let go over 500 employees as the family’s restaurant and bar businesses in Chicago close for (...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Ben Kelly (L) and Alan Flanagan (R)are members of the Vica campaign ahead of he emigrant vote referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic group of people gathered in Dublin this week to kick off a campaign to urge people to vote Yes (...)

US president Donald Trump picks up a bowl of shamrocks in the White House on St Patrick’s Day last year as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US vice-president Mike Pence look on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Rituals matter. Next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will present a bowl of shamrock to US president Donald Trump in the White House, continuing a tradi(...)

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