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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: Admits it is “very unusual” not to have a senior minister from the west. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In his first Dáil appearance as Heather Humphreys’s replacement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar confirmed what many were thinking about the botched delivery of(...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad – the only non-party figure among the nomina(...)

The exit from the Covid-19 crisis will give us some opportunities to start anew, but it also presents us with the age-old challenge that getting things to change in a time when there is less cash around is just a lot more difficult

DELIVERING THE GREEN AGENDA – ALWAYS A COSTLY ENTERPRISE – LOOKS EVEN HARDER IN AN ECONOMY RAVAGED BY COVID-19. WE WOULD NEED TO GET THE BEST BANG (...)

A view of electronic voting facilities in the Dáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An expert review into electronic voting in the Dáil has recommended installing extra cameras in the chamber at a cost of about €50,000 to prevent TDs (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. To support production companies “in places like Limerick, Galway and Waterford”, the party says it will create a fund that will rise to as much as €80 million a year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With an interim phase of denial, anger and bargaining to muddle through before the Irish government formation game begins in earnest, there’s time to (...)

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman, Eoin Ó Broin, and the party’s leader, Mary Lou McDonald, with a street trader in Moore Street in Dublin, on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The general election is a story of outsiders who 20 years ago had 2.5 per cent of the vote and one TD. Most of the media in the Republic poured contem(...)

Micheál Martin at the   count for  Cork South-Central. One long-serving TD said Martin was likely to know his position was under pressure. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As a poor election got substantially worse for Fianna Fáil on the second day of counting, the mood within the party darkened. TDs emerged from count (...)

Cathal Crowe (Fianna Fáil) celebrates with his son Sam after being elected at the Co Clare Count at the falls Hotel, Ennistymon on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Fianna Fáil’s Cathal Crowe who has become a TD for the first time in Clare has said his objection to the Government’s Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) c(...)

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