Martin Hughes at a previous siting of Letterkenny Circuit Court. (North West Newspix)

A businessman sent dozens of “vile” text messages to his niece over a five-year period. Martin Hughes sent Michelle Doherty a catalogue of such messa(...)

Happier times. Some small farmers in the party favour Varadkar because they believe Coveney represents big farmers more, while others feel Varadkar has been more willing to press their flesh during constituency visits

There will be no peasants’ revolt in Fine Gael. The party does not do revolts, but, beware Leo Varadkar, not all of the party’s members are willing to(...)

Counting of EU referendum votes at the Foyle Arena in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

With the exception of the tiny enclave of Gibraltar, no constituency in the United Kingdom declared its wish to remain in the European Union more stro(...)

MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher who will contest the Midlands North West constituency  for Fianna Fáil. Photograph: The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent Bar the late entry into the field of an independent candidate with a national profile (and it w(...)