Mary Lou Mcdonald

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Green Party MEP candidate Saoirse McHugh at Castlebar count centre. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

The Greens were glowing. Positively radiant, having just been swept from the ranks of the unappreciated right to the top of the eligibility league. (...)

Green Party Ciaran Cuffe congratulates Hazel Chu  at the Dublin count centre in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Election surges have happened before, but this time it is different. The Greens have more than quadrupled their number of council seats, have got back(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It was always going to be a challenge for Sinn Féin to hold the council seats it won five years ago in this year’s local elections, party leader Mary (...)

Sorting votes at the Dublin count centre for European election at the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 900 of the 949 local council seats have been filled, with just 36 still vacant in the seven constituencies yet to be compl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

  Simon Byrne who has been appointed the next chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cheshire Constabulary/PA

The new chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is Simon Byrne, the policing board has said. On Friday evening the NI Polic(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (right) said the EU position on Brexit would not change with a new prime minister, suggesting that the stated aim of Boris Johnson (left), to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement would put him on a collision course with the EU. File photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images.

The issues thrown up by Brexit for the UK and Ireland will not change as a result of a different prime minister being in Downing Street, Tánaiste and (...)

Presiding officer Carmel McBride and Garda Adrian McGettigan carry a ballot box from the polling station on the island of Inishbofin, Co Donegal. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Candidates and parties yesterday made their final pitches to voters in advance of polling in the local and European elections, with politicians in all(...)

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald: condemned ‘co-living’ proposals. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

An Bord Pleanála is unlikely to approve housing proposals that breach Government guidelines, including features like scores of people sharing a kitche(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley said a public consultation on draft legislation had identified a series of key issues related to the redress scheme for abuse victims that needed to be hammered out. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has pledged to legislate to compensate abuse victims in Northern Ireland but only once fundamental questions about th(...)

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