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Councillor Ruth Coppinger speaking at a press conference in Dublin in April. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A group opposing water charges and other austerity measures will contest 40 seats in the local elections on May 23rd and said it planned to “obstruct”(...)

 Labour deputy leader and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Dublin West byelection candidate Loraine Mulligan at the latter’s campaign launch yesterday in Castleknock. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The Opposition parties are shouting slogans and designing posters but failing to produce alternative policies, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has claimed.Howe(...)

Full list of candidates Part of the capital, yet somewhat different, as its councillors proved when recently vetoing proposals for a directly e(...)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party. Photograph: Eric Luke

The political consensus has anointed Fingal Cllr Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party as the favourite to take the Dublin West seat vacated when form(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate David McGuinness, seen here (centre) at the 2011 Dublin West byelection count, will face tough opposition on May 23rd.Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has selected councillor David McGuinness to contest the upcoming Dublin West byelection. Mr McGuinness saw off bids from Anit(...)

David Hall, who today confirmed he would be a candidate in the upcoming Dublin West byelection. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mortgage campaigner David Hall has confirmed his intention to run as an independent candidate in the Dublin West byelection while environmental(...)

Nicky McFadden: Her sister Gabrielle said she will contest the by-election caused by Ms McFadden’s death

The sister of the late Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden has said she will contest the by-election caused by Ms McFadden’s death, increasing the like(...)

A file picture of councillor Ruth Coppinger. She has said the  Socialist Party did not want to block Dubliners from voting. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Fianna Fáil group vote to allow Dubliners to decide whether they want a directly elected mayor could push the prospect through Fingal County Coun(...)

 Ruth Coppinger  during an anti-austerity protest: got 21.1%  of the vote at the 2011 byelection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Different rules apply to byelections. They can be a bit of a lottery, with voters giving gove(...)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger (right)  will expect to be in the running for the vacated seat. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Different rules apply to by-elections. They can be a bit of a lottery, with votes giving governments mid-term kicks or giving a chance to a qui(...)

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