Regina Doherty: “Due to an error when collecting leaflets for distribution, four boxes were not collected by the distributors”

More than 400 boxes containing up to 486,500 newsletters produced at the taxpayers’ expense were binned after the TDs and Senators who ordered them fa(...)

Votes in the Dublin Mid-West byelection being counted at Adamstown Community Centre in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Fianna Fáil victory in two of the four byelections has given the main Opposition party a timely confidence boost in advance of the next general el(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at the Garda College, Templemore. Fine Gael’s leadership will be left with much to consider after the byelections. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Four byelections, 111,027 votes and 261,171 people who didn’t bother voting. Much controversy, lengthy counts and very likely the last outing to the p(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘the Christian of every generation is called to be awake and attentive to where society is slipping into wrong ways.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has voiced his horror at “the emergence of a new language of racism” in Ireland after it became an i(...)

More than one in every two regular voters stayed at home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The strongest theme emerging from the four byelections counted on Saturday was the lack of interest among voters, with turnouts at less than half the (...)

Newly elected Fianna Fál TD  Padraig O’Sullivan and party leader Micheal Martin  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre.Photograph: Provison

Fianna Fáil has won two seats and Sinn Féin and Greens took one each in the byelections held in four different constituencies on Saturday. Sinn Féin’(...)

Dáil byelections: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and nobody really knows what will happen. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There are only a few certainties about the Dáil byelections being held tomorrow: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and, for all chatter in th(...)

Further investigation by gardaí found many of the posters were of Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Fianna Fáil’s candidate in the Dublin Fingal byelection which takes place next Friday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A man found tampering with election posters in Balbriggan in north Co Dublin was arrested and detained by gardaí. Gardaí were alerted after a member(...)

Micheál Martin says some politicians were ‘playing the race card’ because they think it will work in their favour. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Immigration is not a main issue being raised on the doorsteps to those canvassing for next week’s byelections, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has s(...)

Fine Gael’s Wexford  byelection candidate Verona Murphy has made a number of controversial comments on migrants in recent days. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has renewed his criticism in the Dáil of remarks by Fine Gael Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy about m(...)

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