Kathleen Funchion. Photograph: Alan Betson

A real example of never giving up, Kathleen Funchion was first elected to the Dáil in 2016 on her fourth attempt. The 38-year-old, viewed early in the(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

It will be mandatory for dog owners to carry a litter bag when out with their pets in public if a new Bill introduced in the Dáil on Wednesday is passed.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It will be mandatory for dog owners to carry a litter bag when out with their pets in public if a new Bill introduced in the Dáil on Wednesday is pass(...)

The organisation plans to convert ‘a substantial number’ of its agency workers on to temporary 12-month Tusla contracts, Bernard Gloster said. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has become “overly defensive” and the structure of the organisation is to be reviewed to allow for better decision(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Joe McHugh said ‘at a national, European and international level, it has never been more important for people to understand the lessons of history.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has told the Dáil that in the decade of commemorations “the time has come for history to take ita rightful place”. (...)

The scene at the house in Strokestown, Co Roscommon which was the centre of an eviction.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has warned that vigilantism “is a very dangerous road to go down” as he answered Dáil questions about the recent(...)

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