Josepha Madigan TD talks to beaten FG running mate Alan Shatter. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael’s performance in the capital marked something of a bright spot for the party as it lost ground elsewhere across the country. It is now the m(...)

The result of the election will have implications for all party leaders but particularly for Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny (left) and Labour Party leader Joan Burton (far right). For Michael Martin (second left) the election result secures his leadership while Gerry Adams must now consider when to step aside.

As Fine Gael digests the results of general election 2016, Taoiseach Enda Kenny faces a race both to assemble a government and to save his leadership (...)

Paschal Donohoe: Under pressure to retain his seat in Dublin Central

The substantial churn of TDs at the last general election saw a number of ministers lose their seats. The biggest ever cull of office-holders conduct(...)

The final leaders’ debate of the general election campaign saw exchanges on the economy, the health service, housing and political appointments but di(...)

Stephen Donnelly said ‘the economic storm clouds are gathering’ and said the Social Democrats would not cut taxes but would ‘target the cost of living’. Photograph : Oisin McHugh/ FusionShooters.

The penultimate leaders’ debate of the election saw the three smaller parties – the Social Democrats, Renua Ireland and Anti Austerity Alliance-Peopl(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the main street of Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, during a general election canvassing stop. Photograph: Alan Betson

It may not seem like it, but we are now entering the electoral end zone. A dull and boring general election has yet to catch the public imagination.(...)

Joan Burton in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. The general election is just weeks away and Government TDs could be expected to be fretting over whether the tardiness of the Coalition response will cost them votes. But not many are. Photo:

One of the arguments made by proponents of a November election was that unexpected events in the depths of winter could knock the Government off cours(...)

 Micheál Martin: better effort should have been made to connect ‘taxes to ability to pay’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil will cap the revenue that can be raised through property tax but will give local authorities more flexibility to set their own rates if it(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin for the Fine Gael dinner on Saturday  night, October 17th, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael will radically reduce income taxes if re-elected to Government in order to make Ireland a low-tax economy, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Mr(...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Third-level student grants will be available to asylum seekers for the first time from next month under changes announced by Minister for Education Ja(...)

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