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There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness topped the poll in 2016. His public profile as well as a strong electoral base makes him the leader in the field once more. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Carlow-Kilkenny (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF At the last general election in 2016, Fianna Fáil came close to winning three seats out of fi(...)

John Paul Phelan: “He said some of them are OK but some were nutters”. File photograph: Tom Honan

A Government minister has described some members of the Green Party as “nutters” as TDs from all parties prepare for the looming general election camp(...)

The PSNI said  there is absolutely no justification for an attack like this.

A man in his 30s has been shot in the legs in what appears to be a paramilitary shooting, in county Antrim. The incident occurred at about 8.05 pm i(...)

Wilton Castle, in Co Wexford. Photograph: James Fenlon

It may not be very often that a vote of thanks is offered to the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Yet without them who would find the way to lock 26 on th(...)

‘Between you and me and the post’ – Like sentry guards, Jack McCaffrey and umpire Tom O’Kane watch the ball squirm away from the goal, one of the few moments of danger for Dublin in a relatively straight-forward semi-final win over Galway. Photo: “A Season of Sundays 2018”/Sportsfile

The Best Tony 10 by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly – Gill Books, €16.99 The story of Tony O’Reilly, the Carlow postmaster who stole €1.75m(...)

Connie Doody, co-founder of Lir Chocolates, with her granddaughter Eimear Hehir (6) from Ballyea, Co Clare. Photograph: Andres Poveda

We’re sitting in Ann Murray’s office at the Lir Chocolates factory near Navan, Co Meath talking about Brexit. Or is it Lir’s expansion plans? Maybe we(...)

A postmortem examination is being planned but the man’s death is  being treated as suspicious

A man has been arrested over a suspicious death, police in Northern Ireland have said. The PSNI said a man in his 50s was found dead at an address on(...)

Dublin Bus driver Osborn Best Irabor (51), was charged in April at Donnybrook Garda station. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Dublin Bus driver has been sent forward for trial accused of careless driving causing the death of a cyclist. Mary White (55) was cycling along Bur(...)

“If you mention inheritance tax in print, as I have done in the past, you will be bombarded with sob stories about the current oppressive regime and about adult children being thrown out of the family home because they have to sell the house to pay the tax when their parent dies. Some of these stories are complete nonsense.” File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? The shiny new Government, fully committed to new politics and social justice, has highlighted its first big initi(...)

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