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Seán Haughey with his wife Orla in the RDS: “Politics is not easy and this must be a very difficult night for [Averil Power]. Democracy can be cruel.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The general election has resulted in a swing to the left in Dublin Bay North and Dublin South Central. In Dublin South-Central, Anti-Austerity Allia(...)

 Labour  TD  and party deputy leader Alan Kelly yesterday refused to rule out making a bid for party leadership. “Now is not the time to talk about that. We need to see where we end up.” Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Labour has ruled out re-entering government with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil under any circumstances. Members have insisted the party has no mandate to(...)

Josepha Madigan TD talks to beaten FG running mate Alan Shatter. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael’s performance in the capital marked something of a bright spot for the party as it lost ground elsewhere across the country. It is now the m(...)

Hall table made by Carlow-based Cillian Ó Súilleabháin

Great to see Irish designers selected for notable mention in this month’s edition of interiors style bible Elle Decoration ( In(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at Heuston station: “They gathered up all the shiny things they gave the country over the last four years and made a big deal of handing them over again.” Photograph: The Irish Times

“Bing Bong! We are now approaching Heuston station. Will politicians at the rear of the platform please move forward to the microphones in order to al(...)

 Catherine Byrne TD, will run for Fine Gael in Dublin South-Central in the next general election. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne has put an end to speculation by confirming she will run for the party in Dublin South-Central at the next general electio(...)

Gerry Adams TD: “In fairness, he was going to pay and he changed his mind,” said Fine Gael TD Ray Butler.

A modest contribution? That’s what the Taoiseach kept talking about yesterday.You don’t get many of those in the Dáil.But Enda wasn’t suggesting a sha(...)

Jonathan O’Brien said his brother had been “forced to go back into a hostel where drug-taking happens in front of him”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Here comes Maureen. For the worthy stuff. She looks out for the people who don’t usually get a look-in. Unless one of them inconveniently dies on a do(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said a “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service numbers supplied to it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers supplied to the company, Minister for the Environm(...)

Richard Bruton: He  insisted the Government had adopted a ‘prudent’ approach to the economy and people were now seeing the benefits.

All political roads yesterday led to the National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois.And so it was that Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (...)

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