Colm Burke

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 Colm Burke: It is his second Dáil election campaign in three months, having been the party’s candidate in the November byelection. Photograph: Tony O’Connell photography

Senator Colm Burke (63) had a challenging election campaign. There was the fallout from the swing against Fine Gael and the controversy over the expen(...)

The damage to Senator Colm Burke’s office. Photograph: Twitter

Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has said he will not be deterred by the actions of people who threw a brick through the window of his constituency office(...)

The photograph of the smashed window in his constituency office posted on Twitter by Senator Colm Burke. Photograph: Colm Burke/Twitter

Senator Colm Burke had a brick thrown through the window of his constituency office in Cork on Sunday evening, the politician has said. The Fine Gael(...)

Last time out, Solidarity’s Mick Barry took the second seat in this constituency. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Cork North-Central (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 SF, 1 S-PBP, 1 vacant (as a result of resignation of FG’s Dara Murphy) Cork North-Central may well (...)

A meeting of Dáil Éireann  in August 1921,  shortly after the truce that brought the War of Independence to an end. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Events to mark the War of Independence this year will be “Cork’s 1916”, the city’s Lord Mayor has said. Cllr John Sheehan said Cork people “feel own(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The Government is  facing a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces growing fallout from Fine Gael’s defeat in four byelections amid pressure from within the party to remove Verona Murphy f(...)

Newly-elected Fianna Fáil TD Padraig O’Sullivan and party leader Micheál Martin celebrate the party’s byelection win in Cork North Central on Saturday. Photograph: Provision

Fianna Fáil is celebrating in Cork North-Central tonight after its candidate, Cllr Pádraig O’Sullivan was elected on the 10th count to retain the seat(...)

Newly elected Fianna Fál TD  Padraig O’Sullivan and party leader Micheal Martin  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre.Photograph: Provison

Fianna Fáil has won two seats and Sinn Féin and Greens took one each in the byelections held in four different constituencies on Saturday. Sinn Féin’(...)

Dáil byelections: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and nobody really knows what will happen. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There are only a few certainties about the Dáil byelections being held tomorrow: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and, for all chatter in th(...)

Dara Murphy is stepping down as a TD with Fine Gael to take up a job in the cabinet of EU commissioner Mariya Gabriel. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was a devastating Wednesday in the Dáil as TDs came to terms with the shock news that they would no longer hear the familiar voice of Dara Murphy e(...)

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