Thomas Byrne

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ál Martin: allies say his support for the fiscal treaty was astute, likewise the decision not to contest the presidential election. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil’s ardfheis opens tonight in Dublin, the second since the party’s abject defeat in the 2011 election. The gathering comes amid resur(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Helen McEntee  on her victory in the Meath East byelection, as her mother Katlhleen (centre) watches at the count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It is not too often in the Irish electoral context that you can say it was a good day for both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. But the winners of th(...)

Counting under way in the Meath East By Election, at the count centre in Donaghmore, AshbournePhotograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee has won the Meath East byelection to fill the vacancy created by the death of her father Sha(...)

Video: McEntee success in Meath East byelection

Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee has taken the seat vacated in the constituency of Meath East by the death of her father Shane in December. On the thi(...)

Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee, arrives with her mother Kathleen, sister Sally and brother Vincent to vote in the Meath East by election at Heronstown NS, Lobinstown, Co. Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It may be only four days to Easter but the landscape around Co Meath yesterday was more reminiscent of Christmas. Arctic showers during the nig(...)

Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee casts her vote in the Meath East byelection at Heronstown national school in Lobinstown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Heavy snowfalls and unseasonally cold weather have contributed to a low turnout for the Meath East byelection with fewer than 35 per cent of el(...)

Polling stations in the Meath East constituency saw a low turnout early today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Varying weather conditions early today have not helped levels of voter turnout in the Meath East byelection, under way since this morning. (...)

Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee (left) is joined Taoiseach Enda Kenny and TD Regina Doherty (right) in Ratoath: Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting is under way in the Meath East byelection this morning. The two leading candidates last night expressed confidence they would wi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and candidate Helen McEntee meet an off-duty garda  in Ratoath village. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was involved in a heated exchange with an off-duty garda over public sector pay cuts during a whistle-stop tour of the Mea(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Thomas Byrne (right)  jokes  with Labour candidate Eoin Holmes with Meath Councillor Nick Killian (centre). Photograph: Barry Cronin

Every election campaign Thomas Byrne has been involved in has ended up with somebody getting bitten by a dog. It is usually him. In 2007, a hos(...)

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