Ellie Kisyombe

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 Green Party European election candidate Ciarán Cuffe (left) and Social Democrats candidate Gary Gannon at the Simmonscourt count centre. Few predicted Gannon would do so well. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The story of this year’s local elections was driven by narratives around the biggest winners and losers, and the Civil War politics of Fine Gael and F(...)

Ellie Kisyombe: ‘I’m delighted to have submitted my nomination forms to the DCC returning officer.’ File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Social Democrats candidate Ellie Kisyombe has said her local election campaign continued throughout the party’s review of her case and she was “confus(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, still a candidate for Social Democrats in local elections.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On February 22nd, senior members of the Social Democrats were called to a hastily-convened meeting on foot of allegations made six days before about o(...)

Ellie Kisyombe says she sought asylum immediately after arriving at Dublin airport in 2010. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Social Democrats asked Ellie Kisyombe to suspend her campaign while the party conducted a review of her backstory, The Irish Times has learned. H(...)

Ellie Kisyombe is a candidate for the Social Democrats in the upcoming local elections. FIle photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Social Democrats party is in crisis after its party chairman and vice-chair resigned in protest over the controversy surrounding local election ca(...)

Local election candidate Ellie Kisyombe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Social Democrats said it would not be fair to comment on the asylum claim of its local election candidate Ellie Kisyombe, after a Sunday newspaper(...)

After almost a decade in direct provision Ellie Kisyombe feels she’s still a nobody in Ireland, with no say about her life. There are two versio(...)

Michael Kelly’s homegrown beetroot burgers

Beetroot is really easy to grow, great value for garden space, stores well and, of course, it is incredibly good for you. With three well-timed sowing(...)

 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, cooking with women in the Hubb Community Kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Her fairytale engagement was sealed over a roast chicken, so it is fitting that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has been cooking with the women of the Hubb(...)

Ayo Adeshina with children Kenny (left) and Taiwo at the direct provision centre Watergate House on Usher’s Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 20 asylum seekers granted permission to remain in Ireland are at risk of becoming homeless when a direct provision centre in Dublin closes (...)

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