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Seán Haughey with his wife Orla in the RDS: “Politics is not easy and this must be a very difficult night for [Averil Power]. Democracy can be cruel.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The general election has resulted in a swing to the left in Dublin Bay North and Dublin South Central. In Dublin South-Central, Anti-Austerity Allia(...)

Liam Twomey and Catherine Byrne

Catherine Byrne turned 60 on election day. The Inchicore woman, a forthright speaker on issues from the lone parent allowance to water charges, has ga(...)

 DrJames Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, at  Fine Gael’s 78th ardfheis, at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. “The only way we can win this election is by telling our story - over and over and over again,” he declared.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

For all the highfalutin talk, one line from a warm-up speaker on Enda’s undercard explained what Fine Gael’s weekend was really about. It came from d(...)

George Hook: “my plan is to write a trilogy.”  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ever since he announced his intention to retire from radio, George Hook has been vague about the exact date he plans to depart, much to the confusion (...)

 Catherine Byrne TD, will run for Fine Gael in Dublin South-Central in the next general election. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne has put an end to speculation by confirming she will run for the party in Dublin South-Central at the next general electio(...)

Ray Butler, a deputy for Meath West, said he and his family were intimidated by the incident which took place, at his home and constituency office in Trim, Co Meath.

A Fine Gael TD who this week said a group of 30 protesters gathered outside his home has warned his colleagues they too will be targeted soon.Ray Butl(...)

Legislation on fatal foetal abnormalities should be considered by the constitutional convention, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil.He(...)

Catherine Byrne (FG):  disappointed to see new TD Paul Murphy “claim with a grin on his face that he had arranged an agreement with the protesters to let the Tánaiste go”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael TD has claimed Ireland is facing an “Isis situation” if water charge protests such as those in Jobstown, Co Dublin, are allowed to contin(...)

New plans to regulate the area of assisted human reproduction are to be submitted to the Government by the end of the year, the Department of Health (...)

Catherine Byrne said IVF should be funded by the public health system. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael TD has called for IVF to be made available through the public health system.Dublin South Central deputy Catherine Byrne said the fertility(...)

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