Tempers flare between Wexford and Dublin at Enniscorthy. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Wexford 1-9 Paul Clarke’s experimental Dublin literally kept the show on the show on the road with a hard-fought win against an also tr(...)

Europe’s final parliamentary seat was filled at sunrise in south Mayo yesterday when Independent MEP Marian Harkin edged out Fianna Fáil’s Pat the Cope Gallagher to retain her seat in the enlarged Midlands North-West constituency.

Europe’s final parliamentary seat was filled at sunrise in south Mayo yesterday when Independent MEP Marian Harkin edged out Fianna Fáil’s Pat the (...)

 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(...)

The European Parliament: Given the size of Ireland’s three constituencies, with local loyalties inevitably influencing the vote in some cases, as well as the volatility of the electorate, predicting the outcome are hazardous. Photograph:  Reuters/Vincent Kessler

The selection at the weekend of Fianna Fáil’s two candidates for Midlands-North West in May’s European Parliament elections presents a clearer (...)

Mark Fitzsimons from Dundalk holds a  bag of marijuana, before going to Dundalk Garda station, in Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A man who has had both his eyes removed due to glaucoma has handed himself into gardaí with a quantity of herbal cannabis in a protest designed to (...)