Rory Costello

7 results

In a new survey, 22 candidates expressed views on abortion that differed from the position provided by their party.

A survey of parties and candidates has found that abortion is the issue with the highest level of internal disagreement within parties. The survey c(...)

Two political scientists identified 421 clear, testable pledges made by the two Coalition parties, with 235 from Fine Gael and 186 from Labour. Labour managed to fully or partially fulfil 62 per cent of pledges while Fine Gael implemented 60 per cent of its pledges. File photograph: Getty Images

A detailed analysis of the pledges made by Fine Gael and Labour before the last election shows the two parties partially or fully implemented more tha(...)

Fifty years ago this weekend, the Catholic bishop of Clonfert, Dr Thomas Ryan, became remarkably agitated about an item on RTÉ’s Late Late Show that f(...)

Choices: election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new website will give voters the ability to compare the views of more than 500 candidates in the election. The whichcandidate.ie site is a collabor(...)

Housing issues are a priority for a significant proportion of candidates from all the left-wing parties and Fianna Fáil

Housing and health are the issues most frequently cited as priorities by election candidates, according to a new survey. Candidates from all parties (...)

The byelection on May 22nd will be the first electoral test of the new party, which is led by Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A comprehensive analysis of the policy positions of Renua Ireland’s candidate in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection confirms the party is to the right ide(...)

Visitors to the website WhichCandidate.ie  just have to indicate where they stand on the same set of issues in order to find out which candidates share their views. Photograph: Alan Betson

Deciding who to vote for in an election can be difficult. In order to make an informed decision, voters have to investigate the policies of each ca(...)