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Richard Bruton, the new chairman of Fine Gael’s parliamentary party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An urban-versus-rural battle in Fine Gael this week revived memories of the Great Heave of 2010, when country and western Enda Kenny routed the leader(...)

Richard Bruton: pandemic has ‘shown Fine Gael at its best’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Richard Bruton has been unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party. The Dublin Bay North TD stood unopposed at a me(...)

Used metal canisters of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. File photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

A call has been made for a ban on the use by under-18s of the latest drug “craze”– nitrous oxide or laughing gas – in the wake of deaths in Dublin and(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross  called on TDs not to exaggerate the problem of passengers arriving in Ireland unchecked. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said it was likely that “facial coverings will be allowed and encouraged” on public transport and in shops, from(...)

Grace Wills, Anthony Rochford and Jacqueline Colgan of the Rowlagh Community Centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

There will be protests on the streets if Sinn Féin and the left are not in the next Government, says Jacqueline Colgan (47), a community employment (C(...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

Fine Gael has mandated Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to engage with other parties “to share our analysis and perspectives on the outcome of the General Election”.

Fine Gael has said it is preparing to go into Opposition, after a six-hour parliamentary party meeting concluded on Monday night. Afterwards, Taoisea(...)

Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Emer Higgins (34) is from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, and has been a member of South Dublin County Council since she was co-opted in 2011. She retained her (...)

People Before Profit’s Gino Kenny pictured after he was elected on Monday afternoon at Citywest Count Centre. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There were tears of relief and jubilation in Dublin Mid West as Gino Kenny (S-PBP) was elected without reaching the quota to take the fourth seat. Th(...)

The scene  outside the house in Newcastle, Co Dublin, where the three McGinley children were found last Friday.  Photograph:  Stephen Colllins/Collins Photos

The tragic deaths of three young children on Friday night left the community in Newcastle, west Co Dublin, struggling to find words to describe what h(...)

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