Emmet Stagg

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 Catherine Murphy, Co-leader Social Democrats, who has been elected in Kildare North. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The count is all over in Punchestown and there are several familiar faces – and one new one – bound for Dáil Éireann to represent Kildare North. Soc(...)

Labour’s Emmet Stagg (Kildare North) and Green Party’s Tate Donnelly (Cavan Monaghan). Photographs: Gareth Chaney / Collins and The Greens

With more than half a century between their birth dates, general election candidates Emmet Stagg and Tate Donnelly were each born into a very differen(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy topped the poll here in 2016, and there is little to suggest she won’t repeat the trick this time out. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kildare North (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF, 1 Soc Dem Kildare is the heart of the commuter belt, and as such, infrastructure and quality of life(...)

The primary school principal said he had no political affiliation.

A primary school principal has defended his decision to place letters in children’s schoolbags highlighting work by Fianna Fáil representatives he bel(...)

Workers entering the Intel facility at Leixlip, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Global tech giant Intel has been granted planning permission for a manufacturing facility at its Leixlip, Co Kildare, facility. It was confirmed by A(...)

  Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses  Fine Gael supporters in CHQ Building in  Dublin. The party in total collected €429,190 from membership fees, but €104,320 was from Ministers, TDs and senators. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael took in the most of all political parties in membership fees in the year leading up to the last general election, according to new filings w(...)

Emmet Stagg: The former Kildare North Labour deputy  said entering a government arrangement would be disastrous for Labour and the idea should be opposed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There is large-scale opposition among Labour’s elected representatives to involvement in a Fine Gael-led minority government. A clear majority of th(...)

Sinn Féin will make gains but they may also lose out where they were expected to win.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Elections should be looked at through the prism of Star Wars series. You always know that no matter how dramatic one episode ends, there’s another one(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, right, says the market musy be fairly managed. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Developers should not expect “massive profits” from housing anymore, and some need to lower their expectations, Minister for the Environment Alan Kell(...)

Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Ann Phelan: Labour needs ‘real numbers’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A group of Labour TDs, including a Minister of State, has said the party should not re-enter a coalition with Fine Gael after the election if it does (...)

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