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Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

 Chairman of Fine Gael parliamentary party Richard Bruton: "I think people did perceive the party as not being ‘on your side’ and that is one of the most difficult challenges if a party comes to be perceived as being sort of detached."  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fine Gael was seen as detached and not on the side of the public in this year’s general election, according to the blunt finding of an internal party (...)

Against expectations, former Dublin Bay South TD Kate O’Connell has been excluded from the nominations to run for Fine Gael in the Seanad election which takes place next month. File photograph: Eric Luke

An internal Green Party row over the selection process for Seanad election nominees has delayed the announcement of its candidates for the vocational (...)

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman, Eoin Ó Broin, and the party’s leader, Mary Lou McDonald, with a street trader in Moore Street in Dublin, on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The general election is a story of outsiders who 20 years ago had 2.5 per cent of the vote and one TD. Most of the media in the Republic poured contem(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Donnelly, elected  in the Wicklow Count Centre, Greystones.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Counts have concluded in 39 general election constituencies, narrowly making Fianna Fáil  the largest party in the 33rd Dáil. Micheál Marti(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  speaking to the media at the election count in Phibblestown Community Centre yesterday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The results of this earthquake general election will continue to unfold but it is already clear that the landscape on which our politics happens has b(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald arrives at the Dublin election count centre at the RDS. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sinn Féin candidates stormed to a series of spectacular victories in general election counts last night, reshaping Ireland’s political landscape as pa(...)

Fine Gael general election candidate Mary Newman Julian with Frank Mockler, left, and Con O’Dywer at the Mid Tipperary Co-Operative Livestock Mart in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Canvassing in Co Tipperary resumed on Wednesday afternoon, after it was confirmed that voting will go ahead on Saturday. Voting in the constituency ha(...)

 Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy: her seat is seen as the most vulnerable.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The results of the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, if reflected on polling day this Saturday, would mean significant seat losses for Fine (...)

The results of phantom polls can travel along the constituency bush telegraph, suggesting that one candidate or another is in trouble. Photograph: Frank Miller

If the final days of an election campaign are when swing voters traditionally make up their minds, then they are also often the days when discipline b(...)

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