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Local election candidate Samantha Long canvasses with Senators Victor Boyhan (left) and Michael McDowell in Dartry, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

“Let’s be honest,” says Padraig Hartigan, as he gestures towards his well-to-do neighbourhood of St Kevin’s Park in Darty, Dublin 6. “What issues do w(...)

Heather Humphreys had served as Minister for Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht since 2011. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Heather Humphreys, who has been appointed Minister for Business on Thursday, was first elected a TD in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency in 2011. Ms Hu(...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has found his footing in this administration; Richard Bruton has gone about his work quietly while Michael Noonan has numbers to crunch ahead of the budget. But Shane Ross has failed to shine. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny He has survived and that counts for something. Yet it has come at a huge cost. Fine Gael had a terrible election, heavily losin(...)

Lynn Ruane, President of Trinity College Students Union with her daughters Jaelynne and Jordanne. “She will be one of the most interesting politicians in the new Oireachtas, irrespective of how long it lasts.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It is truly to be hoped that Seanad Éireann will never again be elected under the current absurd system. That said, the 2016 Seanad results have throw(...)

Roisín Shortall:  ‘[The Government] thought it was just a matter of saying they’ll keep the recovery going, and most people were saying, what recovery, they hadn’t felt it.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has seriously misjudged the mood of the electorate, according to the Social Democrats. The party yesterday launched a final attempt to (...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, president Gerry Adams and  Cork South-Central candidate Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire ahead of the party’s final press conference of the general election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gerry Adams has said he is willing to lead a government if Sinn Féin is in a position to form one. Dismissing questions about his own future and abo(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton said she wasn’t by surprised by the Taoiseach’s admission on appointing John McNulty to the board of Imma. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny contradicted everything he previously said on the appointment of Seanad candidate John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum o(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams ,Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Joan Burton during the election debate on RTÉ Prime Time. Photograph: Tony Maxwell/PA Wire

All the party leaders did enough in the RTÉ Prime Time debate to keep their supporters happy and leave with their reputations in tact. The leaders of(...)

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