Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald TD and Louise O’Reilly TD speaking to media outside Government Buildings, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the idea of a national unity government to deal with the coronavirus crisis should be examined. The Gree(...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

Green Party leader Eamonn Ryan is pictured at Leinster House with the party’s 11 other TDs and its Senator on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Coalition formation talks should take weeks not months Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said, as his deputy Catherine Martin called on other parties to “(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has consistently highlighted the need for more women in politics. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Deputy Green Party leader Catherine Martin comfortably secured her Dublin Fingal seat, first won in 2016 on her first attempt for the Dáil. She has co(...)

Labour Party’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash: Mr Nash has just completed his second course of antibiotics having been laid low by the flu. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With the big guns still slugging it out over who will win the dubious right to attempt to govern, the smaller parties returned yesterday to their plac(...)

From left to right: Finian McGrath, Ruth Buchanon, John Halligan and Shane Ross on the campaign Trail in Ballinteer, Co Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

There is usually a decent amount of time between the break-up of a boy band and the first reunion tour, the timing of which has a lot to do with a nee(...)

Most observers feel Catherine Martin will retain her seat. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Rathdown (three seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 GP, 1 Ind It is very difficult to take anything for granted in this ferociously competitive and notor(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy topped the poll here in 2016, and there is little to suggest she won’t repeat the trick this time out. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kildare North (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF, 1 Soc Dem Kildare is the heart of the commuter belt, and as such, infrastructure and quality of life(...)

Shane Ross said he has been ‘fighting the battle of judicial appointments for three years’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the idea of becoming Minister for Justice to oversee reforms to how judges are appointed, an issue champion(...)

The online booking system was  introduced in 2016 to alleviate long overnight queues outside the immigration office on Burgh Quay  in Dublin 2

Foreign nationals looking to secure appointments at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) in Dublin are still facing difficulties ma(...)

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