The tax increase has been described  as a “knee-jerk reaction” to the impact of the pandemic. Photograph: Getty Images

Standing outside Morton’s food store on Dunville Avenue in Ranelagh, Dublin, a local favourite in the leafy suburb, Orla McLoughlin, who owns a home i(...)

Discord  over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this summer’s local elections in the redrawn Limerick constituencies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Discord over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this s(...)