Ruth Coppinger

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Debenhams workers demonstrate outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Debenhams workers protested outside Leinster House on Wednesday urging Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty to intervene with the appointed (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone was one of several high-profile and hard-working women politicians from across the political spectrum who lost their seats. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A disappointing feature of the general election was that the number of women elected to the 33rd Dáil increased by just one. In all 36 women were elec(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald arrives at the Dublin election count centre at the RDS. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sinn Féin candidates stormed to a series of spectacular victories in general election counts last night, reshaping Ireland’s political landscape as pa(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

Patrick Noonan: after he lost his job in a tech company he decided to run for election as an Independent candidate. He is using his campaign to highlight the looming threat of job automation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Topanga Bird grew up in Chicago, as the daughter of Irish immigrants. Two years ago, she moved to Ireland and put down roots in Dundalk. After spendin(...)

From left: Ruth Coppinger Solidarity-People before Profit; Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats co-leader; Brendan Howlin, Labour Party leader; Peadar Tóibín, Aontú leader; and Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The backstage riders for the final Leaders’ Debate (RTÉ One, Thursday, 9.35pm) must have involved industrial quantities of Gaviscon. Because the bigg(...)

The two major parties spent €31,506 and €31,160 respectively on political advertisements on Facebook. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are by far the largest spenders on online political advertising in the past week, followed by the Labour Party, Sinn Féin, a(...)

Ruth Coppinger’s predecessor Joe Higgins arrives to give a hand. As shoppers say hello to him, he says: ‘We need to keep a fighter in there. You could have four males elected and no female fighter’. Photograph: Harry McGee

Ongar town centre is so new that it still looks like an architect’s drawing: fresh-looking buildings, a smattering of people, and green areas with sap(...)

Emer Currie speaks to Vincent Hegarty on the canvass in Lambourn Park estate in Clonsilla, Dublin West. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Taoisigh and ministers are expected to bring in a running mate, but those close to Leo Varadkar have previously claimed his Dublin West constituency i(...)

Dublin West is home to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a former tánaiste in Joan Burton, both of whom are running again.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin West (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 S-PBP, 1 Labour A true heavyweight constituency, Dublin West is home to the sitting Taoiseach in Leo(...)

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