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Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said that she is retiring from electoral politics. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said that she is retiring from electoral politics. Ms Doherty was one of a number of high profile f(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone was one of several high-profile and hard-working women politicians from across the political spectrum who lost their seats. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A disappointing feature of the general election was that the number of women elected to the 33rd Dáil increased by just one. In all 36 women were elec(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

Fine Gael’s Kieran O’Donnell has been elected in Limerick city on Count Eight at Limerick Racecourse, regaining a seat he lost in 2016. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Brian Leddin has been elected in Limerick City on count nine. The counting is completed now. Mr Leddin becomes the first ever Limerick Green Party TD(...)

Fine Gael has expanded its Help to Buy scheme until 2021. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Housing Fix is an Irish Times series exploring solutions to Ireland’s housing crisis – arguably the biggest social and economic issue facing (...)

Fine Gael Senator and a former TD Kieran O’Donnell, who narrowly missed out on the fourth seat in the 2016 election, should be the heir apparent for Michael Noonan’s seat. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Limerick City (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 SF, 1 FG, 1 Lab Two things appear certain in this constituency: regular poll-topper Willie O’Dea will be(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he would like to remain in the role after the general election. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The rights of social housing tenants to buy their homes will be restricted if Fine Gael is returned to Government, the party has confirmed. Speaking (...)

Speculation within Fine Gael suggests Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will dissolve the Dáil this week and call the election for either February 7th or 14th.  File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Concerns were expressed on Monday night that thousands of voters may not be eligible to vote if the general election takes place before February 15th.(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said rent pressure zones are starting to work despite a 7 per cent year-on-year increase in rents nationwide. (...)

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