Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has been a loud opposing voice to tighter rules and regulations on drink-driving. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Poll-topper Michael Healy-Rae, whose trademark look includes a flat cap, is a native of Kilgarvan. The 53-year-old Independent is the youngest son o(...)

A singular presence: Michael Healy-Rae. Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s the theme of the election: outstripped by a disruptive insurgent with a populist touch, the faltering establishment incumbent searches through hi(...)

Danny Healy-Rae is on only 4 per cent of the vote. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimo

Sinn Féin is primed to top the poll in Kerry with Danny Healy-Rae in danger of losing his seat, a TG4 poll has found. The TG4/Ipsos MRBI poll of Ker(...)

Michael Healy-Rae douze points. German tourist Roland Drya in Portmagee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Alan Landers

Hats off to Roland Drya. The German tourist achieved something the likes of Sean O’Rourke and Pat Kenny have failed to do - he managed to leave Michae(...)

Ryan Tubridy got more political than he meant to last week. Photograph: RTÉ

As he surveys the papers at the start of his show, Ryan Tubridy has some good news for those already suffering from election fatigue. “Obviously it’s (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh on a bed of 3,000 nails at Dublin’s Explorium.

If Fine Gael is coming under increasing pressure as the election campaign hots up, the ever-affable Minister for Education Joe McHugh is certainly sho(...)

Kevin Healy-Rae arriving at Kenmare Court on Friday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Two sons of Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae and their friend have been given suspended prison sentences for assaulting a visitor to Kenmare during the 2017(...)

 Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy will need Independent support to survive the no-confidence motion. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil will abstain on the motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy next week, ensuring that the motion will likely be d(...)

TDs can claim travel and accommodation allowance payments if they personally attend Leinster House on at least 120 days per year. Attendance records are based on the fobbing-in system. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The houses of the Oireachtas commission, which is responsible for the administration of Leinster House, has agreed to undertake a review of how member(...)

A spokesperson for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission confirmed  correspondence relating to the issue was sent to the commission by Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The body responsible for running the Houses of the Oireachtas will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss reforms to the Dáil’s expenses system following (...)

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