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Mary Lou McDonald was the star of the campaign, and her repeated attacks on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for, as she claimed, being in power together for four years were brutally effective. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Two years after she was elected Sinn Féin president, Mary Lou McDonald has wildly exceeded the expectations of party members who chose her to succeed (...)

 Emily O’Reilly’s first term has seen a shift in her office’s main preoccupations with individual citizens’ complaints to a focus on raising accountability standards in the EU institutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emily O’Reilly is on the campaign trail. Her bid for re-election for a second term by MEPs as Europe’s Ombudsman later this month saw her speaking in (...)

Phyllis and Maurice McHugh, who lost their only child, Caroline, in the 1981 Stardust disaster, and Lisa Lawlor, who was 17 months old when her parents, Francis and Maureen, died in the fire.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Lisa Lawlor (40), who lost both parents in the Stardust inferno 38 years ago, says the tragedy has affected her whole life. She was 17 months old whe(...)

Friends and relatives of those killed in the 1981 Stardust fire  bring their case for a new inquest to the Attorney General’s office in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Relatives of the victims of the Stardust tragedy have been “fobbed off” by the Attorney General, following a request for a new inquest into the deadly(...)

Cork is home to UCC and CIT.

Select your college of interest: UCC, CIT, TCD, TU Dublin, UCD, DCU, NCAD, NUI Galway, University of Limerick, Maynooth University, Waterfor(...)

Candidate for Independents 4 Change in Ireland South Mick Wallace, talks to count staff at the Ireland South count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada sought a recount of votes in the Ireland South constituency on Wednesday night as she faced losing her European Parliamen(...)

Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly and Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews have taken the final two seats in the European Parliament Dublin constituency. Th(...)

 European election candidates Clare Daly (left) and Barry Andrews are contesting the final seats in Dublin. Whoever finishes fourth will have to wait to take up their seat. Photograph: Collins

The count in the Dublin European constituency was suspended last night due to a row over the distribution of votes. We explain what happened and why i(...)

Independents 4 change candidate Clare Daly and Fianna Fáil candidate Barry Andrews during the count of the Dublin Constituency. Ms Daly is line to take the third seat with 65,683 votes to Mr Andrews’s 63,177. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Independent TD Mick Wallace could secure the second seat in the five-seater Ireland South constituency ahead of Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher. Sittin(...)

The Green Party’s Ciarán Cuffe shakes hands with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald at the count centre in the RDS on Monday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald has been elected as the second MEP to represent the Dublin European constituency on the 14th count. Green Party candid(...)

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