Brendan Howlin

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Labour leader Brendan Howlin speaking to the media at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Behind Brendan Howlin in the RDS, hundreds of thousands of European election votes were counted in near-solemn silence. The solemnity matched much of (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: there is “no need for an election” if the Government can continue to get its agenda through the Oireachtas. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he cannot rule out calling a general election but added it is “not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks”. M(...)

Lettie McCarthy of Labour looks set to be re-elected in Glencullen, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In the weeks leading up to election day, a certain sense of optimism had crept into the ranks of the Labour Party. RTÉ’s exit poll has shown, however(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

It has emerged that the costs of the National Broadband Plan will stay on the State balance sheet

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is set to cost taxpayers €700 million between 2021 and 2023, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In rep(...)

British prime minister Theresa May delivers a speech detailing a new Brexit deal on Thursday. Photograph:  Kirsty Wigglesworth/ WPA Pool/Getty

Good morning, As we draw closer to the summer, it’s hard to escape the feeling the Brexit end game may be approaching (and not a minute too soon, I h(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin  hit out at the Government’s co-living proposals featuring shared kitchen and living areas, which he described as ‘ludicrous’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been accused of being “mind numbing in its lack of ambition” in dealing with the housing crisis. Labour leader Brendan Howlin made(...)

The issue of Government spending has been one of main the topics of the local and European elections, with TDs from all parties reporting voter concern about projects such as the national children’s hospital and the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has called on the State’s fiscal watchdog to carry out an official examination of the Government’s budgetary figures because it claims Fin(...)

Labour  leader Brendan Howlin: turns out his predecessor Pat Rabbitte supports the Government’s national broadband plan. Checkmate. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Perfidious Pat. Et tu, Rabbitte? How is a Labour leader supposed to vehemently oppose the Government’s broadband project when the silken words of an(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Sean Haughey said people were ‘genuinely afraid to travel on the Dart at certain times of the day and at weekends’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Antisocial behaviour on public transport will only get worse with the onset of summer as groups take over Dart carriages on the way to the beach, the (...)

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