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(...)

The Green Party’s Ciarán Cuffe shakes hands with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald at the count centre in the RDS on Monday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald has been elected as the second MEP to represent the Dublin European constituency on the 14th count. Green Party candid(...)

Green Party MEP candidate Saoirse McHugh at Castlebar count centre. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

The Greens were glowing. Positively radiant, having just been swept from the ranks of the unappreciated right to the top of the eligibility league. (...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan speaks to the media as  counting begins in the Local and European Elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: PA

For some time now, it has been one of the obvious questions about Irish politics: why, at a time of unprecedented public concern about the environment(...)

Sorting votes at the Dublin count centre for European election at the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 900 of the 949 local council seats have been filled, with just 36 still vacant in the seven constituencies yet to be compl(...)

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