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Katherine Zappone congratulates John Lahart of Fianna Fáil who was elected in the Dublin southwest constituency. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times.

Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone is bowing out of Irish politics after losing her seat in Dublin South West on Monday night. She lost out aft(...)

Members of the Social Democrats party Catherine Murphy, Gary Gannon and Roisin Shortall opening  their election campaign on Dublin’s Sean McDermott Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A nationwide rent freeze, a constitutional right to housing and building more than 100,000 homes over the next five years are some of the housing poli(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, still a candidate for Social Democrats in local elections.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On February 22nd, senior members of the Social Democrats were called to a hastily-convened meeting on foot of allegations made six days before about o(...)

Ellie Kisyombe says she sought asylum immediately after arriving at Dublin airport in 2010. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Social Democrats asked Ellie Kisyombe to suspend her campaign while the party conducted a review of her backstory, The Irish Times has learned. H(...)

Ellie Kisyombe is a candidate for the Social Democrats in the upcoming local elections. FIle photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Social Democrats party is in crisis after its party chairman and vice-chair resigned in protest over the controversy surrounding local election ca(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

Last year’s census revealed there were 1,000 homeless children in Ireland, “but that figure now is 2,985”. Photograph: iStock

After three homeless children were given sleeping bags and told to go to a Garda station, staff at Inner City Helping Homeless “felt we had to do some(...)

Learning curve: Carly Bailey, a student at Trinity College Dublin, with  daughter Lola (seven) and son Leon (five)

For parents, sending children off to college for the first time can be a time of quiet anxiety. But what if you’re a mature student with young kids of(...)

Eight new secondary schools in Dublin, Limerick and Portlaoise will be under the patronage of non-denominational groups. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Eight new secondary schools in Dublin, Limerick and Portlaoise will be under the patronage of non-denominational groups Educate Together and the Educa(...)

Student protest at Merrion Square, Dublin over third-level fees: Speakers warned of the dangers of implementing an income-contingent student loan scheme similar to the system operating in the UK. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An estimated 10,000 students marched through Dublin on Wednesday calling on the Government to fund higher education rather than introduce student loan(...)

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