Fine Gael has mandated Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to engage with other parties “to share our analysis and perspectives on the outcome of the General Election”.

Fine Gael has said it is preparing to go into Opposition, after a six-hour parliamentary party meeting concluded on Monday night. Afterwards, Taoisea(...)

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill (39) was the deselected Maria Bailey’s replacement on the Fine Gael ticket and there were no great expectations that she wou(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  speaking to the media at the election count in Phibblestown Community Centre yesterday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The results of this earthquake general election will continue to unfold but it is already clear that the landscape on which our politics happens has b(...)

Maria Bailey will not stand for re-election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has said she will not be standing for re-election in the Dún Laoghaire constituency as an Independent. Ms Bailey wa(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett could face a fight to hold his seat. Photograph: James Forde

Dún Laoghaire (four seats) Current: 3 FG, 1 PBP Dún Laoghaire, a constituency which saw one of the big political dramas play out last year, with Fin(...)

Damage caused in Kilbogget Park, and a burnt-out car found at the scene. Photograph: Colm Hand

A number of football pitches in south Co Dublin have been closed after joyriders caused extensive damage over the weekend. Photographs and video post(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has thundered against “cronyism” everywhere in Irish life, but sees it as an especially pervasive influence in the appointment of judges. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The determination of the Minister for Transport to change the way judges are appointed is one of the most consistent policy themes of the current Gove(...)

 Photograph: Collins Courts.

What is the consequence of the judiciary successfully lobbying to change the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill? The Bill updates and reforms th(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly pictured in his chambers

The President of the High Court has strongly criticised the Government over its moves to reform how judges are appointed, describing the proposals as (...)

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1994,  Liam Hamilton, with, from left, the Attorney General  Harry Whelehan, President Mary Robinson,  Minister for Justice Maire Geoghegan-Quinn and  Tánaiste  Dick Spring. Whelehan’s appointment as President of the High Court triggered a political crisis and judicial reform. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is reasonable to date this subject from the appointment of Harry Whelehan, as President of the High Court. This appointment was made on the basis o(...)

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