Ciaran Ahern

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The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu who is  running as an Independent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Hazel Chu has said “the numbers aren’t there” for her to win a seat in the Seanad by-election. Ms Chu said she’s “disappointed” (...)

 Billy Lawless pictured following his Seanad appointment in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sinn Féin is asking the party’s 41 TDs and Senators to vote for Independent candidate Billy Lawless in the Seanad byelections. Mr Lawless is standin(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu, running as an Independent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The political storm that has convulsed the Green Party over the decision by its chairwoman Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Hazel Chu to run for a Seanad bye(...)

Nomination papers for the Seanad byelecton were lodged yesterday for former senator and president of the Ulster Farmers Union Ian Marshall. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg.

Four former senators are now seeking to get back to the Upper House in the two Seanad byelections and are among six candidates so far nominated ahead (...)

The launch of an online database of 70,000 people buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery is the first in a series of cemetery projects aimed at establishing a social history of Limerick. The holy grail for any digital campaign manager is to have ordinary people share their message

This looks set to be a bad election for traditional Irish electioneering, and a good one for digital campaigns. A brief, rainy campaign, and greater s(...)

The expert view is that ‘this is a short campaign and there is a big opportunity, because the reality is most candidates won’t get to knock on a lot of doors’. File photograph: Getty

Younger voters live digital lives, have shorter attention spans, and are interested in issues not political parties, say experts. Consequently, politi(...)