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Fianna Fáil spokeswoman on older people Mary Butler. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Butler, who topped the poll in the 2016 election, has shown that her popularity has only continued over the past four years, as she(...)

 Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane has taken 38% of the first-preference vote. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Fine Gael has failed to have a TD elected in Waterford in a general election for the first time after a surge of left-leaning transfers handed the fou(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again ruled out going into coalition with Sinn Féin despite the party’s strong showing in opinion polls. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Fine Gael is displaying huge arrogance with their claim they are the only ones who can represent Ireland in future Brexit negotiations between the EU (...)

Cllr Eddie Mulligan canvassing in Waterford city. Mr Mulligan was a director and shareholder of Hype Hair Salon Ltd, which owed the Revenue €153,770.72 when it was placed in liquidation. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A Fianna Fáil general election candidate in Waterford, Cllr Eddie Mulligan, was disqualified by the High Court in 2017 from acting as a company direct(...)

The scene of the fatal assault at Brown Street, Portlaw, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A man is due to appear in court on Sunday charged in connection with the fatal assault of a man in Portlaw, Co Waterford in the early hours of Saturda(...)

The HSE said that as of the end of October, 14,550,922 home support hours were delivered nationally to 51,404 people. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has “failed” to deliver on its promises, Fianna Fáil has said, after new figures show the HSE is behind its target for the provision of(...)

The Large Hadron Collider. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Ireland should join Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, if ambition to be a global leader in innovation is to be realised, the Oirea(...)

Competitors in the 1983 Dublin City Marathon

IT’S DUBLIN MARATHON WEEKEND. IN AN EXTRACT FROM HIS NEW BOOK, SEAN MCGOLDRICK LOOKS BACK ON THE IRELAND OF 1980, WHEN THE FIRST EVENT TOOK PLACE (...)

‘I saw one child with her head in her phone who was nearly hit by a car. It was a near miss.’ Photograph: iStock

A few months ago, students at St Brogan’s College in the west Cork town of Bandon participated in a survey on their use of digital media and its effec(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted earlier this year that the funding for the Fair Deal scheme had not run out. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The number of people waiting for a nursing home place under the State’s Fair Deal scheme has jumped by a sixth in just three weeks, according to figur(...)

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