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Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae celebrates on the shoulders of supporters including his  brother Michael who was re-elected earlier. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fine Gael Minister of State Jimmy Deenihan has lost his Dáil seat in Kerry. Fianna Fáil’s John Brassil, Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin and Sinn Féin Ma(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: questions over his leadership if the election result is a major disappointment. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The election campaign has finally come alive with a Red C poll in this morning’s Irish Sun putting Fine Gael on a miserable 26 per cent - down five po(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae are on the cusp on being returned to Dáil Éireann. Photographs: The Irish Times

The Healy-Rae brothers look set to pull off a coup in Kerry by taking two seats in the new five-seat constituency, a poll conducted for TG4 indicates.(...)

With Danny Healy Rae focusing his efforts on this part of the county, the family political dynasty believes he might have an outside chance of springing a surprise. File photograph: PA Wire

The surprise addition of Danny Healy Rae to the ballot paper in Kerry has the potential to the change the complexion of the race - but his chances of (...)

Danny Healy-Rae is to run alongside his brother Michael in the upcoming general election. Photograph: PA Wire

With only a few minutes to go until the noon deadline for handing in nomination papers for the general election, Danny Healy-Rae arrived in the county(...)

Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan said 80 groups had received funding for diaspora projects in 2015, relating to  culture and heritage, genealogy, communications and networking. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Local authorities and community groups are being invited to apply for up to €660,000 in Government funding for projects that “reach out to their diasp(...)

The request by the tourist assistance service was made in a letter in recent months to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and posted on Tuesday to the lobbying register. Photograph: The Irish Times

A tourism body wants the Government to provide a seven-day Dublin city centre drop-in centre for visitors who fall victim to crimes such as robbery an(...)

Holders of Irish driving licences can now exchange them for local licences in six out of 10 Canadian provinces. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish driving licences will be recognised in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, and their licences recognised here, under a new deal reached between(...)

The 1916 Proclamation  called for the creation of a Republic ‘elected by the suffrages of all her men and women’ and a commitment to cherish ‘all the children of the nation equally’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

So it has begun. The Centennial Year: 40 State-sponsored events, hundreds of local commemorations, events in New York and Washington DC and countless (...)

I left Dublin in September 2007 to go to the Berkshire town of Reading, and complete my final two years of university in London. Before the days of Sk(...)

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