The Taoiseach and his Ministers claim a necessity to keep them in power to sustain that recovery but the voters know the reasons for Ireland’s rapid emergence from the economic crisis are more complex than claimed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Another week over and discernible shifts in the election campaign are only slight. There has been a softening of the Fine Gael vote. Polling this week(...)

A touchingly rare display of cross-candidate praise in Dublin Bay South. Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was so taken by Mannix Flynn’s offering for t(...)