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In Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice took the first seat on the first count, exceeding the quota by 1,637 first preferences, increasing his vote by more than 7 per cent on the last general election.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The final seat in the Roscommon-Galway constituency was filled shortly after 1pm on Monday afternoon following the sixth and final count at the Dr Hyd(...)

File photograph of then taoiseach Enda Kenny with  Maura Hopkins. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael candidate for Roscommon-Galway, Senator Maura Hopkins, has announced she will not contest the forthcoming general election. Ms Hopkins said(...)

The Council of Europe’s founding members were all western European states with broadly similar values, but with the fall of the Iron Curtain it rapidly expanded eastwards to take in a swathe of ex-Soviet bloc states in transition to democracy. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

A defining moment in this era of constant tension between Europe and Russia played out this week in an unlikely setting. In the vast, cavernous chambe(...)

Cllr Michael Mulligan, Dr Martin Garvey and Micheal Frain on The Square,  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Mick McCormack.

It has been just over a year since the first group of Syrian refugees arrived at the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre (EROC) in Ballaghaderr(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facility, this time in Castlerea. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facilit(...)

Abortion pill: Health officials have met the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Irish College of General Practitioners to discuss the options. Photograph: Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty

Medical professionals will be able to object to the administration of terminations under Government proposals. Minister for Health Simon Harris has c(...)

Many of the residents of the Rosalie unit at Áras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Photograph: Getty

Concern has been expressed that the HSE may have reneged on a 2015 promise to keep open a facility in Co Roscommon for elderly people with mental heal(...)

Theatre-maker Grace Dyas called on those who were on the Gate Theatre’s board at the same time as Michael Colgan to step down. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys has announced a number of measures to address sexual harassment and abuse of power in the arts and culture sect(...)

Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath:  said he will launch a public consultation to allow  older people, their families and healthcare workers to have a say in the process. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Health is involved in a “detailed process” to determine what type of home care scheme is best for Ireland, Minister of State Finian (...)

Leo Varadkar speaks to media before the Streets of Dublin race at the CHQ Building in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Leo Varadkar, who is in pole position to become Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, has said he wants Ireland to be a country that rewards work. The Mini(...)

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