Ulla Quayle at home in Dublin while her guide dog is treated by an animal behaviourist in Offaly. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Communities across Dublin are bracing for a surge in illegal fireworks this weekend after an apparent lull in in recent weeks. From late summer many (...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

Patrick Noonan: after he lost his job in a tech company he decided to run for election as an Independent candidate. He is using his campaign to highlight the looming threat of job automation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Topanga Bird grew up in Chicago, as the daughter of Irish immigrants. Two years ago, she moved to Ireland and put down roots in Dundalk. After spendin(...)