Michael McNamara: Former Labour TD returns to the Dáil as an Independent. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Labour TD Michael McNamara recaptured the seat he lost in Clare in 2016 – but this time as an Independent. In 2011, the Scarriff native became(...)

Previous Fianna Fáil poll topper in Clare, Timmy Dooley loses seat.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Sinn Féin performance that blew across the country claimed two high profile electoral casualties in Clare. Former Fine Gael junior minister, Pat (...)

Homes in Co Clare have received pleas in the post to vote for Fianna Fáil’s councillor James Collins – who is standing in Limerick

Fianna Fáil is backing the M20 motorway link-up between Cork and Limerick, but is it working on even closer ties between the two cities? Leaflets ask(...)

Last time around Pat Breen (above) was well ahead of his colleague Joe Carey but clever vote management between the two meant the party got two seats despite Fianna Fáil having a higher percentage of the vote. File photograph: Tom Honan

Clare (four seats) Current: 2 FG, 1 FF, 1 Ind The decision by Clare Independent TD Dr Michael Harty to stand down after one term in the Dáil creates(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and junior minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran at the Magazine Fort in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said he will run as an Independent candidate in the imminent general el(...)

The State must pay out €30,000 compensation arising from a drugs search carried out by a Garda on a then 13-year-old boy nine years ago. At Ennis Cir(...)

Then government chief whip Séamus Brennan with Pat Rabbitte, Paul Bradford, Desmond O’Malley and John Gormley at a photocall on February 25th, 2002, to mark the introduction of electronic voting in the Dáil. Photograph: Maxwells/Handout

Thirty years ago, in 1989, Progressive Democrats leader Dessie O’Malley suggested to his coalition partner Charlie Haughey that it might be a good ide(...)

Sheila Nunan:  “I obviously have been in organised labour all my life; this is a shift to political Labour.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A prominent trade unionist is being lined up by Labour to stand in the European Parliament elections, although some in the party claim the move could (...)

The placing of secret cameras in the home of the aunt of former TD, Michael McNamara helped Gardai catch a thieving home help who was stealing from th(...)

 Maurice McCabe and his wife Lorraine at the Charleton Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph:  Collins

News reports in 2016 based on leaks from the O’Higgins Commission appeared to be an attempt to “re-run” what had happened at the commission’s private (...)

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