Sean Donnelly

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 Local election candidate for Cabra-Glasnevin, Declan Meenagh, Labour,  canvassing Michael Bergin, in the Phibsborough area of Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politics starts with the local. In 2005, Declan Meenagh got his first taste of on-the-ground campaigning after Dublin City Council turned off audible (...)

File image of Ian Paisley jnr at a DUP press conference  in Antrim, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Just before Christmas 2013, west Belfast businessman Seán Donnelly made an audacious move – another gambit in Belfast’s “bus wars”. The city’s remar(...)

Three of the Nasa competition winners Seán Donnelly, Eoghan Keane and Jason Herbert with their teacher John Conneely at St Flannan’s College in Ennis. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Four secondary school students from Ennis, Co Clare, have boldly gone where no Irish pupils have gone before and won an international Nasa competitio(...)

“The Ipsos MRBI poll for The Irish Times underestimated support for Micheál Martin’s party by 1.5 per cent.” Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The performance of Irish polling companies in the general election – while far from perfect – could not begin to be compared to the dismal failure of(...)

New Green Party TD  Catherine Martin, with party leader  Eamon Ryan, benefited heavily from transfers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is always fascinating after each Irish election to look at the impact of transfers. It is particularly interesting now that our party system has be(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s advertisement campaign outside Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As we head into the second weekend of what we are currently calling the 2016 election, there is every possibility that we will end up having to call i(...)

A file image from 2007 of then Fianna Fail director of elections PJ Mara at an election press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The  Irish Times

PJ Mara, who died on Friday, proved himself to be the one of the most effective campaign directors in Irish political history. He had a number of cha(...)

ISA Olympic campaigners Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern on their 49er skiff. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

With the New Year, a new season for Irish contenders at the performance end of the sailing spectrum begins this weekend on the idyllic waters of Bisc(...)

A father-of-one has been sentenced to ten years for his involvement in an armed raid on a credit union during which a a gun was pointed at a Garda and(...)

Belgium’s Ingeborg Bultynck sets her sails for the first blustery races of the 254-boat Optimist class European Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: David O’Brien

Strong winds swept the Irish team into the top 10 of the European Optimist Championships on Dublin Bay yesterday as the first races in a massive 254-(...)