Profound questions have to be asked about whether communications regulator ComReg is doing its job because of the level of complaints about phone and (...)

The Minister for Education said she expected announcements on the reopening of schools “will come at the end of this month”.

Minister for Education Norma Foley has been sharply criticised over the failure to include a budget for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in revised (...)

Alan Kelly expressed a view that was in line with the ‘thrust’ of the general attitude of the meeting, according to a source. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A private meeting of Labour TDs has reiterated the party’s position that it should go into opposition rather than enter government. The six party TDs(...)

Fianna Fail  TD  Cathal Crowe canvassing in Milltown Malbay , Co Clare  during the general election campaign. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has faced a call from one of his newly elected TDs to form a national government rather than enter coalition with Fi(...)

Micheál Martin at the   count for  Cork South-Central. One long-serving TD said Martin was likely to know his position was under pressure. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As a poor election got substantially worse for Fianna Fáil on the second day of counting, the mood within the party darkened. TDs emerged from count (...)

 Jennifer Murnane O’Connor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Jennifer Murnane O’Connor (53) has been a senator since April 2016 when she was elected to the upper house after narrowly missing out on a Dáil seat i(...)

Green Party’s Malcolm Noonan was the final TD elected in the  Carlow-Kilkenny constituency

The Green Party claimed their first seat in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency since 2011 on the final count in the Lyrath Hotel. The results saw Fine (...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness topped the poll in 2016. His public profile as well as a strong electoral base makes him the leader in the field once more. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Carlow-Kilkenny (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF At the last general election in 2016, Fianna Fáil came close to winning three seats out of fi(...)

Gardaí in Co Carlow are investigating after social houses were vandalised in Co Carlow. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí in Co Carlow are investigating after social houses due to be turned over to the council in two weeks’ time were vandalised in the early hours o(...)

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