Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at the Garda College, Templemore. Fine Gael’s leadership will be left with much to consider after the byelections. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Four byelections, 111,027 votes and 261,171 people who didn’t bother voting. Much controversy, lengthy counts and very likely the last outing to the p(...)

More than one in every two regular voters stayed at home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The strongest theme emerging from the four byelections counted on Saturday was the lack of interest among voters, with turnouts at less than half the (...)