Michael Lowry: “If anyone steps into government, they are stepping in knowing difficult decisions will have to be made.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Regional Independent Group comprising nine non-aligned TDs has emerged as the most likely target for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as partners in coal(...)

Michael Fitzmaurice: Independent TD has robustly defended beef farmers

Independent Michael Fitzmaurice first entered national politics in a byelection in 2014, and has retained his seat ever since. Fitzmaurice filled the(...)

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(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Eugene Murphy meets Son Doyle and his son Kenny, in their Roscommon factory. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Shuffling through a canvass on a mild morning in Roscommon, outgoing Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy is beckoned towards an SUV by a woman seeking to wis(...)

 Denis Naughten, who  resigned as minister for communications in 2018, is expected to retain his seat. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Roscommon-Galway (three seats) Current: 2 Ind, 1 FF Roscommon-Galway is a constituency with a contrarian streak, where voters have often favoured 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(...)

Minister for Housing: The Dáil vote on the motion of no confidence in him is expected at around 10pm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy seems set to survive a Dáil motion of no confidence on Tuesday evening, although a number of Independent TDs whose (...)

A large crowd  attended  the rally in Roscommon town on Saturday  to protest at a decision by the Irish Wheelchair Association to close a holiday centre for people with disabilities from next Friday. Photograph: Denis Naughten/Twitter

An estimated 1,500 people have attended a rally in Roscommon town to protest at a decision by the Irish Wheelchair Association to close a holiday cent(...)

The Dáil voted by 87 to 50 to retain the network in State ownership.

Final due diligence on the contract for the National Broadband Plan continues despite the Dáil voting by 87 to 50 to retain the network in State owner(...)

The report recommended commuter services should run from early morning up to midnight from rural towns to urban areas. Photograph: Eric Luke

Commuter services should run between rural towns and urban areas from morning to midnight, an Oireachtas committee report on rural transport has recom(...)

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