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Fine Gael’s Frank Feighan: he was elected as a TD for Sligo-Leitrim in the  general election

A new Fine Gael Senator is expected to be appointed by the Taoiseach for the few weeks the current Seanad remains in place as it will benefit the part(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Phibblestown Community Centre in Dublin with Emer Currie  and Ted Leddy. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Finishing third in first preference vote share and in Dáil seats should not be cause for celebration, but Fine Gaelers see the outcome of the weekend’(...)

Green Party’s Malcolm Noonan was the final TD elected in the  Carlow-Kilkenny constituency

The Green Party claimed their first seat in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency since 2011 on the final count in the Lyrath Hotel. The results saw Fine (...)

Labour Party’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash: Mr Nash has just completed his second course of antibiotics having been laid low by the flu. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With the big guns still slugging it out over who will win the dubious right to attempt to govern, the smaller parties returned yesterday to their plac(...)

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness topped the poll in 2016. His public profile as well as a strong electoral base makes him the leader in the field once more. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Carlow-Kilkenny (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF At the last general election in 2016, Fianna Fáil came close to winning three seats out of fi(...)

Last month, an RTÉ Investigates programme raised concerns over the treatment of greyhounds and the potential widespread culling of thousands of animals based on their performances. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A levy on the greyhound industry is set to be imposed in order to fund a “pension plan” and retirement homes for dogs when they finish racing, an Oire(...)

The Irish Greyhound Board directly owns or controls nine Irish tracks

Almost 20 years ago, when the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund was established, supporting the sports was a political no-brainer. The creation of the(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing following the RTÉ Investigates programme on the industry. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty

The Irish Greyhound Board and the Irish Coursing Club have been asked to appear before the Oireachtas committee on agriculture next week to face quest(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. Image: iStock.

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. In separate st(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley: he said there was a need to increase carbon taxes, but it was unclear how those most affected would be supported

An attempt to agree a common position on increasing carbon taxes while protecting those on low incomes and experiencing fuel poverty will be made by T(...)

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