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Jim O’Callaghan said Fine Gael were ‘not interested’ in confronting gangland crime. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

If in government Fianna Fáil would reform criminal legislation to deal with gangland figures in the same way members of the Provisional IRA were tackl(...)

The focus of controversial political statements since the presidential election has not been Travellers, but immigrants. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

After the presidential election in 2018, during which Peter Casey criticised Travellers to propel himself to a runner-up spot, TDs worried that a new (...)

Vincent Black, a farmer from Cavan, among tractors parked on Merrion Square in Dublin city centre as a protest by farmers over the prices they get for their produce continues. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Parts of Dublin city centre remain closed to traffic overnight on Wednesday due to a tractor blockade by farmers. Around 100 tractors and trailers a(...)

Verona Murphy, who ran for Fine Gael in the Wexford byelection in November, is to stand as an Independent candidate in the constituency in the general election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, Irish Road Haulage Association president Verona Murphy and former European Parliament member Marian Harkin have announced t(...)

Saoirse McHugh: she has a big personality, but a victory would still be a big deal. Photograph: Andrew Hamilton

In every election, there are surprises. Remember Moosajee Bhamjee, a psychiatrist who won a seat in Labour “Spring Tide” in 1992 in Clare? Saoirse Mc(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a particul(...)

Verona Murphy has confirmed she will contest the next general election as an Independent candidate.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy has confirmed she will contest the general election in Wexford as an independent candidate. Ms Murphy said (...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and junior minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran at the Magazine Fort in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said he will run as an Independent candidate in the imminent general el(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin. File photograph: The Irish Times

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has accused Fine Gael of “testing the water” with controversial candidate Verona Murphy. Mr Howlin said he was “d(...)

Though Leo Varadkar played Brexit cannily, he spent much of 2019 under domestic pressure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is only one candidate for the story of 2019 in Irish politics: Brexit dominated everything. So much did Irish politics progress in the shadow of(...)

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