Brendan Smith

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The final two seats will come down to a battle between Sinn Féin’s incumbent MEP Matt Carthy (above, with Pearse Doherty), Maria Walsh, Peter Casey and, at a push, Saoirse McHugh. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The transfer-friendliness of candidates battling it out for the three remaining seats in the European constituency of Midlands North West could push t(...)

 MEP candidate Maria Walsh with  party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway earlier this month. Photograph:   Andrew Downes, Xposure

Fine Gael’s Maireád McGuinness romped to victory in the European constituency of Midlands North West, topping the poll with 22 per cent of the vote. (...)

 Mairead McGuinness was elected in Castlebar. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael’s Mairéad McGuinness has topped the poll in the European Midlands North West constituency in a resounding victory with 22 per cent of the vo(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin: The improvement on northside Dublin, allied with more modest improvements south of the Liffey, allows the party look Fine Gael in the eye in the capital. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil will take heart from its performance on local councils around the country, even while it regrets the handling of the party’s campaign in t(...)

Fianna Fáil  leader Micheál Martin at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre in  Cork. Photograph: Provision

The grumbles in Fianna Fáil have started about the party’s performance in the European elections. But as was the case five years ago, there are enco(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin TD  voting in Ballinlough, Cork with his family Mary, daughter Aoibhe and son Micheal. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he would be satisfied if the party were to win three seats in the European election given it would mark a t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the authorities “would welcome complaints by any residents in direct provision at Mosney or any other centre”. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil missed a trick on Wednesday when the party’s transport spokesman published a Bill regulating the use of e-scooters. In light of recent de(...)

Prime Time Election Debate moderator David McCullagh

When is a debate not a debate? When it’s a derby. In the last of Prime Time’s three European Election debates, this special broadcast must contend wi(...)

Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh dancing with party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Away from the bright sunlight, deep in the gloomy windowless interior of Loughrea Mart, we pass the cattle and sheep rings and arrive at an ante-room.(...)

Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East: ‘Pressure was put on’ by people who wanted to support Mr Smith and not her, she claimed.

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament claims the party has given in to pressure to favour her running mate. Anne Rabbitte, a Galway E(...)

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