The writs for the polls needed to fill the vacancies created by the election of TDs Frances Fitzgerald, Billy Kelleher, Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to the European Parliament must be moved by January 2nd. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told his Ministers that four Dáil byelections could be held in November or December. The writs for the polls needed to fil(...)

he byelections are needed fill the vacancies created by the election of four TDs to Europe including Mick Wallace and Clare Daly .

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has privately suggested that four Dáil byelections could be held in the run up to Christmas. The writs for the polls needed to(...)

An Bord Pleanála has turned down the Nocsy application after finding it would represent an unplanned and haphazard form of development on lands outside the Newcastle Local Area Plan development boundary. Photograph:  iStock

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for an aparthotel aimed at accommodating short-term contract workers at Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Nocsy (...)

Paschal Donohoe is Fine Gael’s director of organisation and will be its director of elections for the general election. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is to review general election strategies in constituencies across the country following the local elections, with Ministers suggesting some (...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Barry Andrews speaking to media during the European count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The fourth MEP elected in Dublin, and the fifth in the Ireland South constituency, will have no formal or informal position, no salary, expenses or fa(...)

Counting at the Ireland South European elections count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

A full recount is due to get under way in the constituency of Ireland South next Tuesday which will cost more than a €1 million and last up to 28 days(...)

Fine Gael is set to be the largest Irish party in the European Parliament, with an expected five MEPs out of a total of 13. Fine Gael won two seats i(...)

Candidate for Independents 4 Change in Ireland South Mick Wallace, talks to count staff at the Ireland South count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada sought a recount of votes in the Ireland South constituency on Wednesday night as she faced losing her European Parliamen(...)

Leo Varadkar: “The fundamental question when you’re in government is: are you able to govern? So as long as we can do that, we’re in government”

The Taoiseach’s latest tease on the timing of a general election ought to provoke questions on his timing rather than the content of what he actually (...)

Independents 4 change candidate Clare Daly and Fianna Fáil candidate Barry Andrews during the count of the Dublin Constituency. Ms Daly is line to take the third seat with 65,683 votes to Mr Andrews’s 63,177. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Independent TD Mick Wallace could secure the second seat in the five-seater Ireland South constituency ahead of Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher. Sittin(...)

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