Catherine Murphy, Co-leader Social Democrats, who has been elected in Kildare North. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The count is all over in Punchestown and there are several familiar faces – and one new one – bound for Dáil Éireann to represent Kildare North. Soc(...)

Ahead of the general election, are the parties mentioning the merits of cycling in their manifestos? And what exactly are they promising?  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Cycling is being embraced by most political parties as a means to lessen the problems of urban congestion and transport-based carbon emissions. It’s(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy topped the poll here in 2016, and there is little to suggest she won’t repeat the trick this time out. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kildare North (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF, 1 Soc Dem Kildare is the heart of the commuter belt, and as such, infrastructure and quality of life(...)

Roberta and Seamus O’Riain sit on a bench outside Facebook’s new headquarters in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A bench that was cordoned off in Ballsbridge, Dublin to facilitate construction work for Facebook’s new headquarters, has re-appeared after an elderly(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill, in his address to annual congress, said that the association had a responsibility to protect players from verbal provoc(...)