Stephen Donnelly  Social Democrats TD  said commercial vacancy rates in his Wicklow constituency were still 13 per cent. Photograph: Eric Luke

Business in rural Ireland has been decimated, TD Stephen Donnelly has said. “I travelled last weekend around towns and villages in Mayo and I would (...)

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan: claimed Labour was guilty of ‘gross hypocrisy’’ , given it failed to defend the rights of workers while in government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The minority Government has suffered its first Dáil defeat. Its amendment to a Labour motion on workers’ rights was defeated by 78 votes to 58 on We(...)

Django Unchained: depicted the treatment of black people in America during a tragic period in US history

Sinn Féin TDs have defended party leader Gerry Adams in the controversy over his tweet using a racist word, but acknowledged that his use of language(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and fellow Co Louth candidate Imelda Munster celebrate in Dundalk. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin had a good election, not a spectacular one, and as always, the party’s support in opinion polls was somewhat overstated. Past electoral di(...)

 Maurice Quinlivan
Profile: Maurice Quinlivan (SF)

A newly elected for Limerick city, Sinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan took the second seat in his constituency and was elected ahead of finance minister M(...)

Paschal Donohoe: Under pressure to retain his seat in Dublin Central

The substantial churn of TDs at the last general election saw a number of ministers lose their seats. The biggest ever cull of office-holders conduct(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD during a launch of a new billboard. File  photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin is certain to have a good election and will build on its current tally of 14 TDs. The 12 deputies who are contesting again (with Cork’s San(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks on Thursday with Geraldine Quinlivan  in  Clonlara, Co Clare. Photograph: Gerry Adams via Twitter

Whistle-stop tours by politicians to flood-hit areas can be “insulting”, according to Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. Mr Adams, who met flood victi(...)

Flooding around the Parteen Weir in Co Clare yesterday in a view looking northeast towards Killaloe. Photograph: TISC

Met Éireann has warned of the the potential for more “nasty” weather over the next week. A status yellow rain warning was issued for Cork, Kerry and(...)

Flooding in the area of Corbally in Limerick. Photograph: PA

Waterways Ireland has defended its role in managing water levels in Limerick city when the Park Canal burst its banks, wreaking havoc in the Corbally (...)

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