Joe O Brien

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The Taoiseach told the Dáil that 120,000 people had been made Irish citizens since Fine Gael came to office. File photograph: Getty

The Government will give consideration to a national plan against racism, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. But Mr Varadkar insisted the State is alre(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: repeated his view that the natural ‘cut off’ point for this Dáil is Easter next year.  File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has held out the prospect of a return to senior party positions for two TDs he sacked from his frontbench over the r(...)

Four new TDs take their seats in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four new TDs will enter the fold at Leinster House on Tuesday. They were elected during byelections last week. But who are they? Pádraig O(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The Government is  facing a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces growing fallout from Fine Gael’s defeat in four byelections amid pressure from within the party to remove Verona Murphy f(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at the Garda College, Templemore. Fine Gael’s leadership will be left with much to consider after the byelections. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Four byelections, 111,027 votes and 261,171 people who didn’t bother voting. Much controversy, lengthy counts and very likely the last outing to the p(...)

Fine Gael’s Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy is pictured after being eliminated, at St Joseph’s Community Centre. Photograph: Patrick Browne

To be clear, there were only four byelections on at the weekend, but some people became confused as the Government was all over the place. On Saturda(...)

 Joe O’Brien votes at Skerries Community Centre in the Dublin Fingal byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calm, reserved, hardworking, very thorough and “not a man to pick up a megaphone” to deal with a challenge is how a colleague describes newly elected (...)

More than one in every two regular voters stayed at home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The strongest theme emerging from the four byelections counted on Saturday was the lack of interest among voters, with turnouts at less than half the (...)

Joe O’Brien: ‘We had the so called green wave in the summer at the local elections, but it’s gaining traction now and I think it’s more than a wave.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Green Party has won its first ever Dáil byelection as Joe O’Brien emerged as the comfortable victor in Dublin Fingal. Mr O’Brien topped the poll (...)

Newly elected Fianna Fál TD  Padraig O’Sullivan and party leader Micheal Martin  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre.Photograph: Provison

Fianna Fáil has won two seats and Sinn Féin and Greens took one each in the byelections held in four different constituencies on Saturday. Sinn Féin’(...)

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