Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD  addressing the Institute of International & European Affairs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Good morning. So the final week of the campaign is upon us. Five final frantic days of campaign before polling day on Saturday begin this morning. (...)

Cllr Sarah O’Reilly of Aontú canvassing at Clones mart in Co Monaghan with John McNally from Clones. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Aontú councillor Sarah O’Reilly is initially heard before she is seen at the mart in Clones, Co Monaghan. The loudspeaker attached to the small van d(...)

Aontú party leader Peadar Tóibín. Photograph: Tom Honan

Aontú has called on the electorate to “think outside the political cartel” of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil and to vote for its 25 general election candid(...)

Edward McManus of  Aontú poster:  a moderate party with a social justice agenda being ignored by the media. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is a wonder that air traffic control systems did not crash due to interference this week, given all the virtue signalling that was going on from th(...)

Fiona Alston is put through her paces by Sarah O’Reilly of Fierce Pole Fitness Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Thankfully, getting in better shape does not have to involve a choice between running or hitting the gym. In a search for alternatives, I decided to (...)

Edward Charles O’Reilly of Wheatfield Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to committing a  burglary at Deansrath Avenue, Clondalkin on May 11th, 2013. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The alleged victims of an aggravated burglary have described how they were assaulted with a slash hook after they were woken by a group of men breakin(...)