Though she resigned from the Labour Party on Friday, Martina Genockey said she would remain on South Dublin County Council as an Independent member.

The Labour Party has been dealt a major blow by the sudden resignation of one of its best prospects for the next general election. Cllr Martina Geno(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howin has come under further pressure for a leadership contest Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Labour leader Brendan Howin has come under further pressure as a general election candidate has joined other party members in calling for a leadership(...)

Construction at the Lidl site in Jobstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

On the morning after the Lidl on Fortunestown Lane in Jobstown, Co Dublin, was broken into and looted last March, Solidarity councillor Brian Leech wa(...)

Minister of State for Drugs Catherine Byrne, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris  at the publication of the national drugs strategy. Photograph: Collins

Drug campaigner groups have welcomed the news the Government is considering decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs. Possession of dr(...)

Amanda Spencer, head coach with Jobstown Boxing Club, with Tiffany Spencer, Ava Mc Cabe, Joshua O Laniyan and his brother Adam, Brandon Hall, JJ Marshall, Ryan Dunne and James Gray coach. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Amanda Spencer stands in a boxing ring, surrounded by playfully sparring club members, in the Jobstown Boxing Club, one of the 18,000-strong suburb’s (...)

Under the Bill anyone who causes  harm or distress by persistently following, watching, pestering or communicating with or about  another person will be guilty of harassment and liable for a fine, a prison sentence  or both. Photograph: Getty Images

Legislation to punish cyberbullying which will create a new criminal offence that will see those convicted of “revenge porn” facing up to six months i(...)

Fine Gael local election candidate Kenneth Egan meets Niall Reilly and his daughter Lily (1) while campaigning in Clondalkin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

As a rampant Sinn Féin sweeps all before it in South Dublin, Fine Gael and particularly Labour are bearing the brunt of a bitter voter backlash in are(...)

Full list of candidates South Dublin County Council could be facing a quandary in the aftermath of tomorrow’s elections: how to elect a mayor? (...)

Election posters are still seen by many as the best form of campaigning. Photograph: David Sleator

“I’ve been studying the effectiveness of web campaigning in Ireland for quite a long time,” says Dr Matthew Wall, “and overall, posters are by far the(...)

Labour party European election candidates Emer Costello,  Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins today at the launch of the party’s Local and European election campaign at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, the Labour director of elections, and  Tánaiste and party leader  Eamon Gilmore.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted his leadership of the Labour Party is not on the line in the local and European elections next month. At a rally t(...)

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