John Mcdermott

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 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Even his political opponents, outside and inside his own party, are in awe of his unrelenting work rate and dedication to the job.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The old adage “The harder I work, the luckier I get” simply does not seem to apply to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.Even his political opponents, (...)

Roscommon and South Leitrim Constituency Profile: Roscommon and South Leitrim is somewhere you sense was never quite completed when (...)

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan: issued an apology on Saturday, explaining he had over-reacted. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The byelection candidate elbowed in the ribs by Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan said yesterday he will withdraw his Garda statement on the incident if he (...)

A screengrab from a video showing the apparent scuffle between Deputy Frank Feighan (centre) and John McDermott (left, dark jacket). Image via RTE

An allegation of assault by Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan has been reported to gardaí following a scuffle in Co Roscommon on Friday. Roscommon/South Leit(...)

Labour leader and Tánaiste Joan Burton: attended a party convention in Ballaghaderreen last night to support the Labour candidate in the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection, Senator John Kelly. File photograph by Alan Betson.

The race to fill the Dáil seat vacated by Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan in Roscommon-South Leitrim is heating up with Labour and Sinn Féin entering the fray t(...)

Meath manager Mick O’Dowd: “Players going to Croke Park on big days need to know who they’re doing it for and who is following them. When they get the Meath jersey, it represents a lot. That matters.” Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Ballinacree is a bend in the road between Oldcastle and Lough Sheelin in North Meath. Tucked away tight by the Cavan border, you’d need to drive for t(...)

I recently had a very eminent historian hiss at me that she’d love to strangle every genealogist on the planet. Rather than argue, I just edged slowly(...)

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