Mark Dearey

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Ged Nash: ‘I would be burying my head in the sand if I said it has been a great weekend for the [Labour] party; it hasn’t.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour’s Ged Nash, Fine Gael’s Fergus O’Dowd and Independent Peter Fitzpatrick won the remaining three seats in Louth edging out Fianna Fáil’s Declan (...)

County councillor Ruairi Ó Murchu  and former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams canvassing   in Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin’s canvassers, lit up on a grey January afternoon in their party-branded high-vis vests, are fanning out like ground troops across the Cox’s (...)

Fergus O’Dowd, a former Fine Gael junior minister and TD since 2002, looks guaranteed to be re-elected. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Louth (five seats) Current: 2 SF, 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Ind This constituency could see the five seats shared among five parties. There is expected to be a(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has backed calls for an appeal to the European Commission’s ruling on Apple’s tax affairs. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There were sharp divisions between the two main Opposition parties over the European Commission’s ruling that Apple had an illegal arrangement with au(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party was devastated in 2011, losing all six seats in the Dáil. To compound its difficulties, its national support level fell below the cri(...)

Senator Paul Coghlan, chairman of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly Committee: said  there were so few police on the ground in south Armagh that those involved in the illegal trade could “carry on regardless”.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

A shortage of police resources in south Co Armagh is hindering the fight against fuel smuggling, a Fine Gael senator has claimed. Paul Coghlan, chai(...)

Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, was critical of Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the position he has taken on Greece. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Green Party plan to create 10 new regional banks around the country is being examined for feasibility by the Department of Finance. The plan to crea(...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan addresses the Green Party conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In 2011, the two parties that had been in coalition for the previous three and a half years took a huge hiding. It was a disaster for Fianna Fáil. But(...)

The Central Bank in Dublin. It wants to introduce its new rules on January 1st

Ulster Bank has told the Central Bank that borrowers should be required to have a deposit of just 10 per cent if looking for a mortgage of up to €5(...)

 Pat “the Cope” Gallagher:  warned Fianna Fáil that strategy of running two strong candidates may backfire

Colloquially known as the Malin-M50, Midlands North West is a huge and sprawling constituency taking in 15 counties in three provinces. It is an amalg(...)

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