Liadh Ní Riada at the Ireland South Count Centre at Nemo Rangers GAA complex in Cork as count staff were distributing her 98,379 votes. Photograph: Barry Roche.

Defeated Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has defended party leader Mary Lou McDonald following poor showings by Sinn Féin in both the local and European (...)

Counting at the Ireland South European elections count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

A full recount is due to get under way in the constituency of Ireland South next Tuesday which will cost more than a €1 million and last up to 28 days(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin TD pictured at the Ireland South constituency and local election count in Nemo Rangers Sports Centre, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has rejected any suggestion that he might withdraw from the confidence and supply agreement with Fine Gael and trigg(...)

Brian Crowley was  elected to Europe in Ireland South. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is tonight celebrating a much needed morale boosting electoral victory after sitting MEP Sean Kelly from Kerry was joined on the victory pod(...)