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Candidate for Independents 4 Change in Ireland South Mick Wallace, talks to count staff at the Ireland South count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada sought a recount of votes in the Ireland South constituency on Wednesday night as she faced losing her European Parliamen(...)

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney  at the start of the first of four nights on the Hustings in the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin last week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On the eve of the election of a new Fine Gael leader, and with polling drawing to a close among ordinary party members on Thursday, the(...)

Fine Gael leadership candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney debate with each other during the hustings, at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said the Eighth Amendment governing the State’s abortion laws should be replaced with something else b(...)

Fine Gael’s Simon Coveney  at the launch of his campaign for the Fine Gael leadership, on Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It cannot have been an easy few days for Simon Coveney, as he watched the Varadkar juggernaut build up a landslide of support in the parliamentary par(...)

 Leo Varadkar at the launch of his leadership campaign for Fine Gael Party in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney is staying in the Fine Gael leadership race, his supporters confirmed on Saturday. Damien English, Mr Coveney’s di(...)

Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Pirate Party in Sweden. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

The internet was always going to be a transformative technology, but it wasn't until the arrival of Napster in 1999 that the full scope of its (...)