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Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty: he may receive a quota and a half in Donegal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A new poll has found Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn may dislodge Independent TD Thomas Pringle or a Fianna Fáil Deputy to win a second seat f(...)

Waterford TD John Halligan photographed in 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister of State John Halligan has confirmed he is not running again for election and will retire from politics. The Waterford TD made the announce(...)

Shane Ross TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross has said Minister of State John Halligan will not be running again for election. He also said th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar slowly shifted his language from the previous strict adherence to his line that polling day should fall in May to saying he would call an election when it was the right time for the country. Photograph: Getty Images

The 32nd Dáil will have lasted almost four years by the time of the general election, a much longer period than most believed when the last election t(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left) will meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday to discuss the date of the general election.

The long-anticipated meeting between Fine Gael leader Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin to discuss the election date and th(...)

Shane Ross said he has been ‘fighting the battle of judicial appointments for three years’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the idea of becoming Minister for Justice to oversee reforms to how judges are appointed, an issue champion(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Suggestions he has neglected his brief for pet projects are rejected as a ‘myth’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In a few weeks from now, Shane Ross hopes to find himself in the same position he was four years ago: re-elected to the Dáil and negotiating with pote(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left)  will meet  Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar on Thursday to discuss the date of the general election.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said there is “no question” of his party voting for the Government as requested by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as one(...)

Micheál Martin has been asked by Leo Varadkar to agree a reform of the Local Property Tax.

The leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are set to engage in a head-to-head general election debate, the first time the leaders of the two parties ha(...)

No Government backbenchers attended a Dáil debate into the funding and staff shortage crisis in the disability sector. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No Government backbenchers attended a Dáil debate into the funding and staff shortage crisis in the disability sector. Minister of State for Disabili(...)

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