A still image from a recent video by Gemma O’Doherty on YouTube. The company said her account has been terminated for violating YouTube’s policy on hate speech.

YouTube has permanently removed failed European parliament candidate Gemma O’Doherty’s account for what it says are violations of its policies aimed a(...)

The matter  arises from a documentary about the  unsolved disappearance of Mary Boyle  in 1977 posted by Gemma O’Doherty on YouTube. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The estate of Co Donegal councillor and hotelier Sean McEniff, who died two years ago, was on Wednesday substituted as plaintiff in a defamation claim(...)

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People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith: knew what Leo was going to say even before he stopped himself saying it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

We had forgotten about Leo being lost for words until Bríd Smith reminded us during Leaders’ Questions on Wednesday. The People Before Profit TD brou(...)

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Presidential election nomination papers for President Michael D Higgins were submitted at the Custom House in Dublin on Monday. Candidates seeking to(...)

Peter Casey is the sixth candidate confirmed to contest  the presidential election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Three people who have served as panellists on the Dragons’ Den TV series will be on the ballot paper for next month’s presidential election after busi(...)

 Businessman Peter Casey at City Hall in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Kerry County Council have voted to nominate Peter Casey, the businessman and RTÉ Dragons’ Den star as a candidate for the presidential election. Afte(...)

 Presidential hopeful Peter Casey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Clare County Council has become the second local authority to nominate Dragons’ Den star and businessman Peter Casey as a candidate in the forthcoming(...)

 Norma Burke aka Bunty Twuntingdon McFluff at City Hall. “I did this because I got so angry listening to people who want to be candidates but haven’t read the constitutional requirements for the job,” she said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

If you think things are daft now, imagine how completely bonkers the presidential candidate selection process is going to be in seven years’ time. An(...)

Gemma O’Doherty: clashed with council chairman  Martin Baker over filming of the  hearing.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Businessman Seán Gallagher has said he has asked councils who had proposed nominating him for the presidency to back other candidates in the interests(...)

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