Noel Whelan

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 Joan Freeman: she is understood to have told those supporting her that she does not believe she will have a difficulty  raising funds

Aspiring presidential candidate Joan Freeman has urged local authorities to hold special meetings soon to facilitate the nomination of challengers to (...)

Noel Whelan has decided not to run in the presidential election. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Barrister and columnist Noel Whelan has ruled himself out of the presidential race after having spent months considering it. The former Fianna Fáil a(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell is seeking a nomination. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael councillors may be only allowed to facilitate “truly Independent” presidential candidates to challenge Michael D Higgins, and not ones who a(...)

President Michael D Higgins meeting with Deena Cotter from Dún Laoghaire  during the afternoon tea party in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has raised the prospect of allowing Fine Gael councillors support the entry into the presidential election campaign of potentia(...)

Sinn Féin  confirmed in recent days it will field a candidate to challenge Michael D Higgins in the presidential election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is expected to choose a female, internal candidate to be its contender for the presidential election. The party has confirmed in recent day(...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

Sinéad McSweeney in Twitter’s HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Twitter Ireland’s managing director Sinéad McSweeney is no stranger to controversy. When she took on the role as head of public policy in 2012, Twitte(...)

Noel Whelan, Elaine Bedford, Mary Lou McDonald and Ailbhe Smyth at a Together For Yes press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A mother whose daughter took abortion pills at home in Ireland has spoken out ahead of Friday’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Elaine Bedford s(...)

Members of the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign at the International Women’s Day march in 2017. Photograph: John Wells

On May 21st, 2015, the day before Ireland voted to introduce marriage equality, #HometoVote began to trend on Twitter. By 5pm on the day of the refere(...)

The judge said he had been caught “somewhat red-handed” regarding the phone theft operation, which she said “was not the work of a criminal genius”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A father-of-two who used a forged bank statement to secure a loan from a credit union, claiming he needed to buy a wheelchair for his disabled daughte(...)

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