Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: his combative style and intellect didn’t endear him to many fellow Dáil deputies and the legal profession also had it in for him. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In an age when injustices perpetrated in the past are regarded as important current news, there is something decidedly odd about the virtual silence t(...)

Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace at the European Parliamentary election Ireland South count centre in Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Cork. Phototgraph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace became emotional in his last address to the Dáil before he starts his new political role next week as an MEP. He (...)

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(...)

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