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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The Government is  facing a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces growing fallout from Fine Gael’s defeat in four byelections amid pressure from within the party to remove Verona Murphy f(...)

Counting of votes in the byelections gets under way at the Dublin Mid West count centre at Adamstown Community Centre, in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin upset pre-election predictions when Cllr Mark Ward topped the poll to win the Dublin Mid-West byelection with a margin of 525 votes ahead of(...)

Newly elected Fianna Fál TD  Padraig O’Sullivan and party leader Micheal Martin  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre.Photograph: Provison

Fianna Fáil has won two seats and Sinn Féin and Greens took one each in the byelections held in four different constituencies on Saturday. Sinn Féin’(...)

Fine Gael candidate Emer Higgins canvassing in  Dublin Mid-West  at the Retired Active Men’s Social in Newcastle, Co Dublin. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Voters go to the polls today in four Dáil byelections which will be keenly watched to gauge the relative strengths of parties and Independents ahead o(...)

Dáil byelections: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and nobody really knows what will happen. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There are only a few certainties about the Dáil byelections being held tomorrow: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and, for all chatter in th(...)

Soaking up the atmosphere: Mick Wallace in Brussels

Honest to God, isn’t it always the way? The one time you really need the Government jet for a very important engagement, the flippin’ thing starts ac(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: favours election next May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Senior Government staff have been told by one of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s inner circle that there will be no general election until May 2020. John Ca(...)

The scene at Rockville Drive, Carrickmines, at the site of the proposed emergency halting site. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The stand-off between residents of a south Dublin cul-de-sac and Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council over where to accommodate 15 homeless Travelle(...)

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(...)

Nora McDonagh on Ballnakelly Edge with the unfinished houses in Newcastle Lyon Estate, Co Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Fine Gael has disassociated itself from the comments of two of its Dublin election candidates following the distribution of ap(...)