A woman walks a dog past a polling station at St Patrick’s Girls National School, Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Polls opened at 7am in the Dublin Bay South constituency for an eagerly awaited byelection to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Fine Gae(...)

Mary Lou McDonald in Belfast recently. Photograph: Sinn Fein/PA Wire

The politics of condemnation came in from the cold for Sinn Féin this week. Or did it? Decades after adopting this clever phrase as cover for its un(...)

Byelections are platforms that increase a candidate’s  visibility, particularly when it comes to new parties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was almost a throwaway, the fourth of four linked tweets, but it crystallised something for me about the potential for opinion polls to have a mild(...)

Next week’s Dublin Bay South byelection promises to be a straight shoot-out between Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan and Labour’s Ivana Bacik. Today’s Iris(...)

Mairéad Tóibín, who has been selected as Aontú’s Dublin Bay South by-election candidate, at the launch of her campaign on Friday.

Aontú’s Dublin Bay South byelection candidate has launched her campaign accusing the two main Government parties of allowing a “David versus Goliath b(...)