Fine Gael’s Michael Creed was among the three TDs to retain their seats in Cork North-West. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

All three of the seats in Cork North-West were filled in one fell swoop during the fifth and final count on Sunday evening. Each of the incumbent TDs(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again ruled out going into coalition with Sinn Féin despite the party’s strong showing in opinion polls. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Fine Gael is displaying huge arrogance with their claim they are the only ones who can represent Ireland in future Brexit negotiations between the EU (...)

Michael Creed hopes to bring home a running mate in this constituency which is a mixture of satellite commuter towns in the south and more traditional country market towns in the north. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cork North-West (three seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF Cork North-West may have shed its image as one of the country’s most conservative constituencies i(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney has rejected a proposal by British Brexit secretary Dominic Raab on the backstop. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has rejected a proposal by British Brexit secretary Dominic Raab that the solution to the curr(...)

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin: has told his frontbench TDs to be much more assertive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fourth floor of the modern annex to Leinster House is where the journey from Opposition to Government Buildings is plotted. Up there, overlookin(...)

Fine Gael has recruited Cllr John Paul O’Shea with a view to having him as a running mate for Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.

Fine Gael has moved to try and win back a seat in the Cork North West constituency by recruiting Cllr John Paul O’Shea with a view to having him as a (...)

Independent councillor John Paul O’Shea declined to comment but sources close to him confirmed approaches have been made.

Fine Gael strategists are hoping to recruit poll topping former Mayor of Cork County, Independent Cllr John Paul O’Shea to stand as a running mate for(...)

Francis Kenneally, Central Stores, Kanturk. “I don’t think it really has picked up at all, to be honest.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The shop seems dusty and unfrequented. Outside, Friday afternoon traffic makes its way through Kanturk in the constituency of Cork North-Wes(...)

Five units from Cork’s fire services attended at the scene of the blaze at the Patrician Academy in Mallow.. Photograph: MallowRFC/Twitter

A secondary school for boys, which opened more than 130 years ago, has been left badly damaged after a blaze erupted onsite in Co Cork. Emergency se(...)

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