Emer Currie

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The pedestrianisation of New Street in Malahide is currently midway through a 10-week trial. Photograph: Orla Murray

If there is any silver lining for Dublin to the health and economic disaster of the coronavirus pandemic, it has to be the emergence of measures to im(...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad – the only non-party figure among the nomina(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

Emer Currie speaks to Vincent Hegarty on the canvass in Lambourn Park estate in Clonsilla, Dublin West. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Taoisigh and ministers are expected to bring in a running mate, but those close to Leo Varadkar have previously claimed his Dublin West constituency i(...)

Dublin West is home to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a former tánaiste in Joan Burton, both of whom are running again.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin West (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 S-PBP, 1 Labour A true heavyweight constituency, Dublin West is home to the sitting Taoiseach in Leo(...)

Communities are encouraged to bring the day to their doorstep. Photograph: Alex Foster

Volunteers around the world will come together for World Clean Up Day on Saturday, an initiative to collect litter from public spaces. And for the fir(...)