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Peter Casey: his views on immigration and Travellers have been portrayed by opponents as ‘dog-whistle’ politics. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Businessman Peter Casey had intended as recently as two weeks ago to stand as a candidate for the Dáil in the next general election but changed his mi(...)

Billy Kelleher: he is accused  of not taking the prospect of  taking  two seats in Ireland South  seriously

Fianna Fáil has issued internal orders to divide sprawling European parliament constituencies between its candidates to maximise the party vote. The (...)

The Tánaiste said that trying to put Ireland under pressure in terms of beef ‘is not a tactic or official position being adopted by the British government’.

UK cabinet office minister David Lidington rang the Tánaiste last week to reassure him that reports of UK threats to import Brazilian beef on a tariff(...)

 European Parliament: Due to Brexit, the seat allocation to Ireland rises from 11 to 13. Photograph: Vincent Kessler

A combination of a couple of extra seats up for grabs, a clatter of retirements, including those of two strong vote-getters, and a glut of ex-min(...)

Brendan Smith, who was convicted in 2017 of bid-rigging in contracts won for the company he worked for, Aston Carpets & Flooring. Photograph: Collins Courts

Aston Carpets & Flooring, the first company in the history of the State to be criminally convicted for bid-rigging, was this week struck off by th(...)

Cavan-Monaghan TD Brendan Smith is seeking a nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the European elections in May.   File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Cavan-Monaghan TD Brendan Smith is seeking a nomination to run for the party in the European elections in May. He was the second senior p(...)

Some returning emigrants are being refused social welfare  because of lack of access to information on the Habitual Resident Condition. Photograph: Peter Muhly

Irish citizens returning home from abroad are facing significant barriers to housing and social welfare, a Government committee has heard. Representa(...)

Safefood has expressed concerns that foods with less strict standards than currently apply in the EU may cross the border from the North into the Repu(...)

 Kerry’s Denis Moran   outnumbered by Dublin’s Sean Doherty, Tommy Drumm, Brian Mullins and Robbie Kelleher (formerly Scoil Uí Chonail) during the All-Ireland final of 1976. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Rahm Emanuel may have announced that he will not be seeking re-election next year as Mayor of Chicago but the former chief of staff in the Barack Obam(...)

The Garda is the only State organisation allowed to intercept communications for investigations. File photograph: Getty Images

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will ask the Government for powers to mount electronic surveillance and intercept communicat(...)

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