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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (right) and TD Thomas Byrne after a meeting with Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cate McCurry/ PA Wire

Fianna Fáil has sought to increase pressure on Fine Gael to formally open coalition talks by saying it stands ready to begin detailed negotiations wit(...)

People surveyed were asked how often, if at all, they had used Eircode for example, for postage or deliveries in the past year. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than six in 10 Irish people never or rarely use the Eircode system, more than four years after its introduction at a cost of €38 million, an offi(...)

Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she was elected:  The political adviser-turned-elected deputy is the youngest woman in the new Dáil.

“It’s official – there is no turning back now,” said Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she signed the roll(...)

Jack Chambers topped the poll for the Castleknock electoral area in the 2014 local elections. Photograph: Fran Veale/ for The Irish Times

The youngest TD in the last Dáil when he was elected at his first attempt, Jack Chambers (29) is the party’s spokesman on defence. When he was first (...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

Patrick Noonan: after he lost his job in a tech company he decided to run for election as an Independent candidate. He is using his campaign to highlight the looming threat of job automation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Topanga Bird grew up in Chicago, as the daughter of Irish immigrants. Two years ago, she moved to Ireland and put down roots in Dundalk. After spendin(...)

Ruth Coppinger’s predecessor Joe Higgins arrives to give a hand. As shoppers say hello to him, he says: ‘We need to keep a fighter in there. You could have four males elected and no female fighter’. Photograph: Harry McGee

Ongar town centre is so new that it still looks like an architect’s drawing: fresh-looking buildings, a smattering of people, and green areas with sap(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured during a media briefing at Government Buildings. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

As we face into the second week of the general election campaign we can expect many spending promises with the main parties due to launch their housin(...)

Dublin West is home to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a former tánaiste in Joan Burton, both of whom are running again.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin West (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 S-PBP, 1 Labour A true heavyweight constituency, Dublin West is home to the sitting Taoiseach in Leo(...)

Fianna Fáil’s climate spokesman Jack Chambers. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil has welcomed publication by Fine Gael of a Bill to give legal force to carbon emission reductions in government departments and sectors, i(...)

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