Frances Fitzgerald on the campaign trail in Donnybrook. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald’s age, the reason why people throw milkshakes at Nigel Farage and the marital status of Maria Walsh are among the top European elec(...)

 Fine Gael’s two Dublin candidates for the European elections, Frances Fitzgerald and Mark Durkan, canvassing at St Stephen’s Green Luas stop in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If being an MEP for Dublin means something it’s lost on most voters.With barely a week to go until polling in the European elections, The Irish Times (...)

 Fine Gael’s two Dublin candidates for the European Elections, Frances Fitzgerald and Mark Durkan, joined by Minister Josepha Madigan TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There are going to be “voices for nonsense” from the UK in the next European parliament, Fine Gael MEP candidate Mark Durkan has said. Mr Durkan, for(...)

At this early stage of the campaign undecided voters in South stand at 30%.

With two weeks to go before votes are cast in the 2019 European Elections, early indications are Fine Gael will top the poll in each of the three cons(...)

The poll figures for Midlands North West

Strong votes for strong Fine Gael candidates, a European Parliament revival for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin under pressure and vicious competition for left(...)

 Billy Kelleher meets up with Clare hurling legends Brian Lohan and Niall Gilligan  while canvassing in Ennis, Co Clare, for the European elections. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Usually, political party leaders want their people to attend parliamentary party meetings. Recently, however, the presence of Anne Rabbitte irked Mich(...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly: “Increasingly what we deal with in the Irish parliament either comes from Europe directly or Europe is being used as an excuse why we can’t do things that benefit Irish people.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace will keep attending a variety of Oireachtas committees in Leinster House if they are elected to the European Parliamen(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a visit to the Sikh temple, Serpentine Road, Dublin for Vaisakhi which is one of the most significant events in the Sikh calendar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

If it was a coincidence that all the senior Fine Gael figures who visited the Sikh temple on Sandymount’s Serpentine Avenue on Sunday afternoon to mar(...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

Dublin European  election candidates take part in a hustings event in Dublin Chamber on Friday morning. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ireland is in the “eye of the storm” in relation to potential challenges from the EU to our tax regime and should not be made a “victim” of any push t(...)

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