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DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds at the Belfast count centre after losing his seat to Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Big changes after the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. So, no surprise there. Voters were annoyed with the DUP over Brexit, and probably oth(...)

Sinn Féin’s John Finucane speaks after being declared the winner in the Belfast North constituency at the Titanic exhibition centre in  Belfast in the early hours of Friday morning. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It was billed as the showdown battle of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland, and in the end Sinn Féin triumphed over the DUP, John Finucane t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) with Micheál Martin (left) and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald at an Oireachtas Christmas tree lighting ceremony last week.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Taoiseach re-assured worried children in hospitals, hotels and other emergency accommodation that Santa will find them on Christmas Eve. Leo Vara(...)

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin have argued in the past, with strong public support, that calling an election while the threat of a hard Brexit remained would be foolish, limiting the scope for an effective government response. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The frailty of this Fine Gael-led Government has been emphasised by defeat in last week’s four by-elections; by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy’s n(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: repeated his view that the natural ‘cut off’ point for this Dáil is Easter next year.  File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has held out the prospect of a return to senior party positions for two TDs he sacked from his frontbench over the r(...)

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald (C) flanked by Northern leader Michelle O’Neill (L) and party candidates speaks at their manifesto launch in Derry on Monday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

The Westminster poll is the “election of a generation” and in terms of the contest in North Belfast, an opportunity to create a “political earthquake”(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at the Garda College, Templemore. Fine Gael’s leadership will be left with much to consider after the byelections. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Four byelections, 111,027 votes and 261,171 people who didn’t bother voting. Much controversy, lengthy counts and very likely the last outing to the p(...)

More than one in every two regular voters stayed at home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The strongest theme emerging from the four byelections counted on Saturday was the lack of interest among voters, with turnouts at less than half the (...)

The printer was too big for the building it was to be housed in. Photograph: RTÉ News

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has described the Dáil printer controversy as “absolutely outrageous” a day after it emerged the full cost of (...)

Dáil byelections: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and nobody really knows what will happen. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There are only a few certainties about the Dáil byelections being held tomorrow: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and, for all chatter in th(...)

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