John Paul Phelan

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Phibblestown Community Centre in Dublin with Emer Currie  and Ted Leddy. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Finishing third in first preference vote share and in Dáil seats should not be cause for celebration, but Fine Gaelers see the outcome of the weekend’(...)

Sinn Féin  president Mary Lou McDonald addressing the media in Dublin as new Waterford TD David Cullinane looks on. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin will seek to discuss the formation of a coalition government with the Green Party, the Social Democrats, Labour, Solidarity-People Before Pr(...)

John Paul Phelan most recently hit the headlines when he described some members of the Green Party as ‘nutters’. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Farmer, TD and Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform John Paul Phelan most recently hit the headlines when he described some mem(...)

Green Party’s Malcolm Noonan was the final TD elected in the  Carlow-Kilkenny constituency

The Green Party claimed their first seat in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency since 2011 on the final count in the Lyrath Hotel. The results saw Fine (...)

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness topped the poll in 2016. His public profile as well as a strong electoral base makes him the leader in the field once more. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Carlow-Kilkenny (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF At the last general election in 2016, Fianna Fáil came close to winning three seats out of fi(...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘Over the next five years we can look forward to building a much better country.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have laid out their stalls for the general election now expected to take place early next(...)

John Paul Phelan: “He said some of them are OK but some were nutters”. File photograph: Tom Honan

A Government minister has described some members of the Green Party as “nutters” as TDs from all parties prepare for the looming general election camp(...)

Ballot boxes in the warehouse of  Dublin City local returning officer  for  delivery to polling stations during  October 2018 elections. Photograph: Alan Betson

A long-promised permanent electoral commission moved a step closer after the Government approved the general scheme of a Bill to create an independent(...)

Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Local Government, says proposed reforms represent the ‘most significant modernisation of the electoral registration process since 1918’. Photograph: Tom Honan

Voters’ personal public service (PPS) numbers will be used to verify their identity as part of the most significant modernisation of the electoral r(...)

Our Politician of the Year is Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in the Dáil, Pearse Doherty,  whose work in taking on the insurance industry and keeping a spotlight on its practices has been a rare highlight.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s been a lacklustre year in Leinster House, with Brexit- and Boris-related events in the UK sucking the life and colour out of the political landsc(...)

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