Eoghan Murphy: Given that the byelection  was triggered by the resignation of a former housing minister, it could also somewhat fittingly act as a reminder to the Coalition parties of the importance of solving the housing crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Musing on the forthcoming byelection in Dublin Bay South after the decision of Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy to quit, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said on Tue(...)

 Former minister for housing  Eoghan Murphy in 2019. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A sudden resignation by a sitting TD from the Dáil is a rare event. You could count the number who have stepped down in the past 20 years on the fing(...)

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu and former Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell are among those expected to compete for the seat vacated by Eoghan Murphy. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Eric Luke

The Dublin Lord Mayor and Green Party chairwoman Hazel Chu is seeking to run for the forthcoming byelection in Dublin Bay South, The Irish Times under(...)

Renua has no elected officials. On its website it lists 14 individuals as either candidates or local area representatives. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Renua failed to submit returns to the Standards in Public Office (Sipo) commission detailing how it spent public funding last year, in breach of statu(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Patrick PJ Sheehan.

Former Fine Gael TD Patrick “PJ” Sheehan, who was involved in politics for more than 50 years, has died at the age of 87, a week after the death of hi(...)

Vulcan Consultancy founder Lucinda Creighton. The former politician set up Vulcan in 2016 after she lost her seat in the general election. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Vulcan Consulting, an advisory firm established by former TD Lucinda Creighton, has announced a new strategic partnership with Washington DC lobbyist (...)

Rory Montgomery has been hired by Vulcan as a special adviser.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Lucinda Creighton’s Vulcan Consulting has hired former diplomat Rory Montgomery as a special adviser. Vulcan is the Government and EU consultancy, wh(...)

The Irish Horse Welfare Trust was set up in 1999 to rescue and rehome abandoned and neglected horses, and is based on a 68-acre farm at Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow

A prominent horse welfare charity has abandoned plans to focus entirely on retraining retired racehorses despite warning the absence of such an organi(...)

Anti-Brexit protester in a Boris Johnson, mask pretends to dig a grave outside Downing Street: A backstop referendum is considered unwise in official circles because it would turn into a proxy Border poll. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

‘A backstop with a time limit ceases to be a backstop,” Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee said on Monday, ruling out a suggestion a(...)

Peadar Tóibín, leader of Aontú

The leader of Ireland’s newest political party and former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has said immigration into the country needs to be managed at a su(...)

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