Luke Mep

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At this early stage of the campaign undecided voters in South stand at 30%.

With two weeks to go before votes are cast in the 2019 European Elections, early indications are Fine Gael will top the poll in each of the three cons(...)

Tallying as votes are counted at the Dublin county centre in Citywest, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The final tally at the Tipperary count centre shows a victory for the Yes side with 58.3 per cent of the votes, Conor Kane reports. All of the ballo(...)

In a speech in Strasbourg, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said the EU was “the outcome of one of the greatest acts of political creativity in all of human history”. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to defend Ireland’s controversial corporation tax system, saying EU member states should be retain the ability to se(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark  Rutte said that he, like many other citizens woke up on the morning of June 24th feeling “pretty dreadful.” Photograph: Frederick Florin/Getty Images

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has urged the European Union not to continue with “business as usual” following the British referendum result. He war(...)

Yes Equality Roscommon said it ‘watched in envy as well-known politicians in almost every other area in the country got publicly and deeply involved in the campaigns in their areas’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Yes Equality Roscommon campaign has blamed local politicians for the No vote in the county. Roscommon-South Leitrim was the only constituency in t(...)

EU justice ministers travel to Latvia on Thursday for a key meeting on counter-terrorism as the EU remained stuck in deadlock over a proposed new law on the retention of passenger data records.

EU justice ministers travel to Latvia on Thursday for a key meeting on counter-terrorism as the EU remained stuck in deadlock over a proposed new law (...)

The Dail Chamber.  TDs  will always expect to receive or make phone calls of a highly or sensitive nature.

There are sound historic reasons why a TD should not be arrested when travelling to and from Leinster House. The rule was forged when the heat of the (...)

Newly elected Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice (right) celebrates winning the Roscommon South Leitrim byelection with MEP Luke Ming Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice has beaten Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton to win the Roscomm-South Leitrim byelection. Following the surpris(...)

The winners: Anti-Austerity Alliance candidate Paul Murphy celebrates taking the Dublin South West byelection (left) and Michael Fitzmaurice (Independent) savours his victory in the Roscommon South-Leitrim byelection. Photographs: Alan Betson/The Irish Times and Brian Farrell.

Paul Murphy of the Anti-Austerity Alliance and Indpendent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice have recorded surprise wins in the Dublin South West and Rosco(...)

European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan of Ireland speaks before the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in Brussels. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Phil Hogan’s appearance at the European Parliament this morning was a master-class in political performance, as Ireland’s commissioner-designate succe(...)

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