Dermot Looney

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 Local election candidate for Cabra-Glasnevin, Declan Meenagh, Labour,  canvassing Michael Bergin, in the Phibsborough area of Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politics starts with the local. In 2005, Declan Meenagh got his first taste of on-the-ground campaigning after Dublin City Council turned off audible (...)

Boards of management can play a big role when parents are in conflict with a principal over the treatment of their child. Photograph: iStock

The Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon, isn’t given to flashy or attention-grabbing public pronouncements. Yet a line from his annual report i(...)

Last year’s census revealed there were 1,000 homeless children in Ireland, “but that figure now is 2,985”. Photograph: iStock

After three homeless children were given sleeping bags and told to go to a Garda station, staff at Inner City Helping Homeless “felt we had to do some(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Kenny Egan and Emer Higgins celebrate their election for Fine Gael in Clondalkin.

Sinn Féin councillors claimed an emphatic triumph in South Dublin with all nine representatives elected in what’s been described as an historic weeken(...)

Fine Gael local election candidate Kenneth Egan meets Niall Reilly and his daughter Lily (1) while campaigning in Clondalkin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

As a rampant Sinn Féin sweeps all before it in South Dublin, Fine Gael and particularly Labour are bearing the brunt of a bitter voter backlash in are(...)

Fingal mayor Kieran Dennison, said he would be voting against putting the proposal to the public, and he expected the majority of Fingal councillors would do the same

Plans to give Dublin a directly elected mayor are set to be dropped without being put to a referendum, as cou(...)

Cllr William Lavelle said the point of his motion was to examine the possibility of augmentation and that no matter how hard the council staff work on the problem of litter they could not meet the challenge. Photograph: Alan Betson

The manager of South Dublin County Council has said the debate around outsourcing key services is one that will repeatedly rai(...)

South Dublin mayor Dermot Looney: the entire cuts agenda is something I’ve really been opposed to.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

South Dublin mayor Dermot Looney said today he was resigning from Labour because of the “cuts agenda” being pursued by the party.Mr Looney (31), the y(...)

Dermot Looney said i he could no longer remain associated with the party when he ‘fundamentally disagreed’ with many of its policies in Government. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Mayor of South Dublin has announced his resignation from Labour, saying the party had “abandoned even the most basic of social democratic concerns(...)

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