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Labour’s Alison Gilliland is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Lord Mayor of Dublin/Twitter

Labour councillor Alison Gilliland has been elected the 353rd Lord Mayor of Dublin, becoming only the 10th woman to hold the office. Cllr Gilliland, (...)

View of Stoneybatter. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A new plan for how the BusConnects proposals will affect Stoneybatter was outlined at a meeting in Dublin on Tuesday held for community groups along t(...)

 People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett. Mr Boyd Barrett, along with Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes, was referred to gardaí  after missing a deadline to disclose donations to the Standards of Public Office. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two TDs were referred to gardaí recently after missing a deadline to disclose donations.People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Fine(...)

Brian Crowley: has been confined to Cork University Hospital due to ill health

The news this week that Ireland has the worst voting record in the European Union in terms of participation at the plenary session of the European Par(...)

 Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

 Alex White on the Rosie Hackett bridge, the new go-to launching pad for the left.

Here’s the real result of the elections: the doorsteps have spoken and they think politicians are talking to the wall.Humility was the order of the da(...)

Minister of State Joe Costello (Lab) TD and Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn (Lab) at the official opening of the 2014 Africa Day flagship  in Dublin’s Phoenix Park Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Labour had suffered “a very severe backlash” and “the brunt of the people’s anger” in Friday’s election the party’s Minister of State Joe Costello sai(...)

Sinn Fein candidate Lynn Boylan arrives in the RDS where she topped the poll. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has failed to secure a seat in the Dublin European constituency following a recount which saw Independent Nessa Childers(...)

Left to right:  Edward Gill from Tipperary and Killian O’Donnell from Clare speak to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Brian Hayes canvassing commuters for at the Luas Terminal on St Stephens Green in Dublin recently. Photograph: Collins

A preliminary reading of data from the three European constituencies confirms Sinn Féin’s forceful advance and Labour’s collapse. But that’s only part(...)

Luke Ming Flanagan in a count centre in Cavan. He is  on course for a European Parliament seat in Midlands North West. Photograph: Aine McMahon

The electorate has bluntly told the Government parties it is no longer prepared to pay what they have presented as the “present price for our future p(...)

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