Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty: he may receive a quota and a half in Donegal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A new poll has found Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn may dislodge Independent TD Thomas Pringle or a Fianna Fáil Deputy to win a second seat f(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald on the canvass in Dublin Central. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

Dublin Central (four seats) Current: 1 SF, 1 FG, 1 Ind Mary Lou McDonald is the only near certainty for election in Dublin Central, which for decade(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan TD at the Dáil in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dublin Central TD Maureen O’Sullivan has announced that she will not stand for re-election, bringing to an end almost 40 years of representation o(...)

Christmas cheer:  Micheál Martin, Finian McGrath, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald, Róisín Shortall and Shane Ross at the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights switching-on ceremony at Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The numbers alternated slightly on the board that hangs in Seán Kyne’s office, but the Government Chief Whip’s calculations always pointed to a Govern(...)

A new and more virulent RHD2 strain emerged in France in 2010 and has been detected throughout Europe in hares and rabbits.

Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan has defended her decision to lift the ban on hare coursing because of the outbreak of a disease deadly to hares (...)

Clare TD Timmy Dooley and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A week of tribal mud-slinging in Leinster House ended as it began, with Fianna Fáil struggling to defend the conduct of some of its senior TDs, and Fi(...)

Tánaiste Simon  Coveney said considerable progress had been made in the fight against Islamic State militants which remained a significant threat to regional and international security. File photograph: Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned that Islamic State militants could “fill the vacuum” left by further instability in the wake of the Turkish incursio(...)

  Moore Street in Dublin: a document     signed by 17 traders,   indicating that they wish to exit their licence agreement,  has been sent to Dublin City Council. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

Dublin’s 200-year-old Moore Street market could be consigned to history following indications from traders that they are prepared to shut-up shop. A(...)

17 Temple Gardens in Rathmines sold for €3.5 million, a 22 per cent discount on its original asking a year earlier of €4.5 million.

Latest reports have highlighted a distinct slowdown in growth in the housing sector since the start of the year. Despite a clear need for more houses (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said it established a ‘comprehensive framework for dealing with the corrosive legacy of the past’ . Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

Gardaí will be permitted to give evidence at Troubles era inquests in Northern Ireland after urgent legislation was passed by the Oireachtas. The Cri(...)

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