Maurice Quinlivan topped poll in Limerick City. File photograph. Photgraph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan and Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea traded sharp words after one of Mr O’Dea’s allies said there was more chance of the for(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

Maurice Quinlivan been highly critical of the overcrowding crisis at University Hospital Limerick. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin’s rising popularity in the lead-up to voting day meant that Maurice Quinlivan’s re-election was practically inevitable. His party’s spokesm(...)

Fine Gael’s Kieran O’Donnell has been elected in Limerick city on Count Eight at Limerick Racecourse, regaining a seat he lost in 2016. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Brian Leddin has been elected in Limerick City on count nine. The counting is completed now. Mr Leddin becomes the first ever Limerick Green Party TD(...)

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(...)

Fine Gael Senator and a former TD Kieran O’Donnell, who narrowly missed out on the fourth seat in the 2016 election, should be the heir apparent for Michael Noonan’s seat. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Limerick City (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 SF, 1 FG, 1 Lab Two things appear certain in this constituency: regular poll-topper Willie O’Dea will be(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte said she never expected her children would be exposed to threats.

More than half of TDs who repsonded to an RTÉ survey on threats received by members of the Dáil have said their lives have been threatened. Sinn Féin(...)

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan: claimed minimum wage decision was a ‘political choice’. Photgraph: Aidan Crawley

The Government is following the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission that there should only be an increase to €10.10 in the minimum wage if there (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is expected to bring a memo to Cabinet next week outlining the Government’s plans to deal with the ex-gratia scheme for people sexually abused in day schools. Photograph: Joe Boland/PA Wire

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is expected to bring a memo to Cabinet next week outlining the Government’s plans to deal with the ex-gratia scheme (...)

Maurice Quinlivan: ‘It is absolutely scandalous that this money has not been invested in raising the skills of those in employment.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has been criticised for running a “scandalous” unspent surplus of about half a billion euro in a State training fund. Latest figures s(...)

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