Sinn Féin TD Denise Mitchell

At the start of the campaign Denise Mitchell (43) looked vulnerable to defeat but after Sinn Féin’s seismic surge in the opinion polls that is certain(...)

Sean Haughey (centre), the son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, has represented voters in north Dublin since 1992. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats has taken the third seat in Dublin Bay North, the final count to be completed at the RDS. Labour’s Aodhán Ó (...)

From left, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts Josepha Madigan and Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Fine Gael members. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The State’s political parties received donations of €159,819 between them last year, with Fine Gael taking more than half the total. In its annual r(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Mary Lou McDonald on the screen during the Sinn Féin special ardfheis held in the RDS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For some members, it was as simple as a change in colour. Purple was just too much. After the presidential election, a low point of Mary Lou McDonald(...)

Pope Francis shaking hands with Katherine Zappone, at Aras an Uachtarain as part of his visit to Ireland in August. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The Government has not yet received a reply from Pope Francis to a request that the Catholic Church contribute to the cost of reparation at the former(...)

“Mosquito alarms”: there have been increased reports of  businesses around Dublin  using these devices to stop teenagers from  hanging around their premises

Anti-loitering devices which emit a high-pitched noise to deter teenagers from hanging around constitute a form of assault, Minister for Justice Charl(...)

Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All: Leo Varadkar launches his advertising campaign in April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Social Protection has identified just one suspected case of identity fraud this year, it has emerged. The department said in respon(...)

Renua  failed to elect one any candidates, including Lucinda Creighton, viewed as one of the most recognisable and vocal TDs against abortion.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It won’t go unnoticed amongst marriage equality campaigners that several candidates who were to the fore during last year’s referendum failed to get e(...)

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(...)

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