George Lawlor

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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The Government is  facing a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces growing fallout from Fine Gael’s defeat in four byelections amid pressure from within the party to remove Verona Murphy f(...)

Fine Gael’s Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy is pictured after being eliminated, at St Joseph’s Community Centre. Photograph: Patrick Browne

To be clear, there were only four byelections on at the weekend, but some people became confused as the Government was all over the place. On Saturda(...)

Malcom Byrne: ‘Racism and the language of hate and division has no place in Wexford politics. Wexford is better than that. Ireland is better than that.’ Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil councillor Malcolm Byrne has been elected in Wexford following the fifth count. He was deemed elected with 18,830 votes after the elimina(...)

Newly elected Fianna Fál TD  Padraig O’Sullivan and party leader Micheal Martin  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre.Photograph: Provison

Fianna Fáil has won two seats and Sinn Féin and Greens took one each in the byelections held in four different constituencies on Saturday. Sinn Féin’(...)

Dáil byelections: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and nobody really knows what will happen. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There are only a few certainties about the Dáil byelections being held tomorrow: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and, for all chatter in th(...)

Fianna Fáil election candidate Malcolm Byrne canvassing in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

It’s early afternoon on a bitterly cold Friday, and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe is striding door to door in his hometown of Bree, Co Wexf(...)

 Labour TD Alan Kelly: “Happy for anyone to lead us into the next election” as long as the party  targets the right policies and improves its performance. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour TD Alan Kelly has rounded on his Leinster House party colleagues by telling them their performance is “not good enough”. Mr Kelly made his com(...)

Brendan Howlin succeeded Joan Burton as Labour leader in May 2016.

Sixteen Labour councillors have signed a letter in support of the embattled party leader Brendan Howlin. The party’s low poll ratings, which have sh(...)

Mandatory sexual consent classes will now be part of the orientation programme for first-year Trinity College students living in halls. Photograph: Alan Betson

Should young men have compulsory lessons on how not to be a rapist? It seems that Trinity College Dublin has decided that they must. Mandatory sexual (...)

DNA fingerprint: DNA analysis is relatively cheap, easy to explain to a jury and, thanks to TV shows like CSI, viewed as nearly above question in its reliability

One of the earliest advocates of forensic science in Ireland, Supt George Lawlor, had a story he liked to tell. In 1907, the Dublin administration dec(...)