Sean Canney

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Seán Canney’s poll-topping performance has returned him to the new Dáil. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Seán Canney was one of the key independents in the outgoing Fine Gael-led government.He served as minister of state for natural resources, community a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  speaking to the media at the election count in Phibblestown Community Centre yesterday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The results of this earthquake general election will continue to unfold but it is already clear that the landscape on which our politics happens has b(...)

Galway East returned all three sitting TDs - Sean Canney (Ind); Ciaran Cannon (FG) and Anne Rabbitte (FF), but the count was not without drama as the 21-year-old Sinn Féin candidate Louis O’Hara was very close to pulling off a shock win. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Galway East returned all three sitting TDs - Sean Canney (Ind); Ciaran Cannon (FG) and Anne Rabbitte (FF), but the count was not without drama as the (...)

Data from the Ipsos MRBI exit poll commissioned by the Irish Times, RTÉ and UCD.

The dead heat between the three biggest parties in the general election reflects a remarkable generational divide between those who voted for the two (...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Sinead Lonergan: “We crossed the €1bn  mark in sales to France for the first time in 2018”

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency which helps Irish firms to export, will open an office in Lyon, its second in France, on Wednesday, as Brexi(...)

Richard Bruton: “I am determined that government, both at central and local level, will lead the way in our response to the climate challenge”

All 34 local authorities in Ireland are to sign a charter on Tuesday committing to decarbonising their activities, pursuing sustainable development an(...)

Gold Note Minerals applied in March this year to renew three prospecting licences in Connemara. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s policy on mineral exploration is “illogical”, a TD has told the Dáil, after a Canadian company applied to renew licences for prospec(...)

The Dáil voted by 87 to 50 to retain the network in State ownership.

Final due diligence on the contract for the National Broadband Plan continues despite the Dáil voting by 87 to 50 to retain the network in State owner(...)

The Irish Concrete Federation confirms demand for aggregates in Ireland is at 12 tonnes per capita; twice the current EU 28 average. Photograph: iStock

The State will need to produce an estimated 1.5 billion tonnes of aggregates – crushed rock, sand and gravel – to meet housing and infrastructure dema(...)

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