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The temporary injunction preventing the lands being sprayed was granted, on an ex-parte basis.

The estate of deceased Fine Gael Councillor John Bailey has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing an alleged trespasser on farmland spr(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has lodged High Court defamation proceedings against the publisher of the Irish Daily Mirror . It is understood the (...)

Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

All TDs who lost their seat or retired before the last general election were entitled to a termination lump sum of between €15,000 and some €17,500.

More than €586,000 was paid out in termination pay and lump sums in January and February to TDs who retired or lost their seats at the general electio(...)

Peter Casey is standing in both Dublin West and Donegal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Peter Casey has put his name on the ballot paper in Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Dublin West constituency as an “obvious protest vote” against the Fine Ga(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said an election was imminent after Fine Gael lost the support of three of its TDs. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the Taoiseach had admitted to him that he was not confident of the support of some Fine Gael members, inclu(...)

Though Leo Varadkar played Brexit cannily, he spent much of 2019 under domestic pressure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is only one candidate for the story of 2019 in Irish politics: Brexit dominated everything. So much did Irish politics progress in the shadow of(...)

Our Politician of the Year is Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in the Dáil, Pearse Doherty,  whose work in taking on the insurance industry and keeping a spotlight on its practices has been a rare highlight.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s been a lacklustre year in Leinster House, with Brexit- and Boris-related events in the UK sucking the life and colour out of the political landsc(...)

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The Christmas onesies are warming on a radiator, the camp bed has been freed from the attic, and the chestnuts are not roasting on an open fire becaus(...)

Joe O’Reilly has served as senator for the Cavan-Monaghan constituency. Photograph: Joe O’Reilly/Facebook

Fine Gael has dropped long-serving senator Joe O’Reilly as a candidate in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency. In the latest of a round of imposed change(...)

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