Seán Gallagher secured his first local authority endorsement after Roscommon voted to nominate him.

Roscommon County Councillors voted by a significant majority on Monday to nominate businessman Seán Gallagher to contest the forthcoming presidential (...)

The election of Fianna Fáil’s Eugene Murphy is the only major surprise of the general election result in the Roscommon Galway constituency. From Scr(...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton said:  “There will be people who will not be happy with my decision, but I have do what is in the best interest for the people of Roscommon and the people of Galway.”

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton is considering running as an Independent in the next general election. Mr Connaughton, who ran for the party i(...)

There have been  mutterings about a challenge to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin should the party not win the Carlow Kilkenny byelection. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. For the Fianna Fáil candidate it was (...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

Voters in the Dublin South West and Roscommon-South Leitrim byelections have delivered a shock to the established parties and a warning to Sinn Féin t(...)

Newly elected TD Michael Fitzmaurice pictured with Sinn Féin candidate, Martin Kenny. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Success came swiftly on Triple Crown Saturday but, in the time-honoured style of political coronations, Michael Fitzmaurice waited until the last minu(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin insists he will lead the party into the next general election, despite an Independent candidate from outside the (...)

The outcomes of the two Dáil byelections are bad news for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin who were favourites to win throughout the campaigns. Cathal King (left) of Sinn Féin was expected to win in Dublin South West but was overcome Paul Murphy (right). A defeat for Fianna Fáil in Roscommon South-Leitrim  raises further questions about Micheál Martin (centre). Photographs: The Irish Times.

Since the first count was announced in Roscommon South West early this afternoon we knew how it was all going to pan out and the jolt that was in s(...)

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