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Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran is expected to comfortably retain his seat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Longford-Westmeath (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Ind, 1 Lab The four-seat Longford-Westmeath constituency is one of a handful of races where (...)

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(...)

While the defeats are an embarrassment for the Government it is not obliged to act on the result of the measures introduced by Opposition parties.

The Government has suffered three defeats in the last votes of the year in the Dáil on a smoky coal ban, pension protection legislation and pay restor(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin as  farmers stage a protest over beef prices. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has told the Dáil that he and the Minister for Justice were told directly about death threats made to senior ma(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin in the Mullingar Park Hotel where the party is holding its national conference. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Labour will only go into government with other parties if its “non-negotiable” stance on five policy areas are adhered to, party leader Brendan Howlin(...)

Committee chairwoman Hildegarde Naughton said: ‘I wish to announce that I have recused myself from the investigation of complaints.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The chair of the committee investigating proxy voting by two TDs in the Dáil has stepped aside from the investigation because she herself has voted on(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is expected to bring a memo to Cabinet next week outlining the Government’s plans to deal with the ex-gratia scheme for people sexually abused in day schools. Photograph: Joe Boland/PA Wire

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is expected to bring a memo to Cabinet next week outlining the Government’s plans to deal with the ex-gratia scheme (...)

The deal also includes the importation of 180,000 tonnes of poultry into the EU and 25,000 tonnes of pig meat. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

Environmental and climate change requirements can be used to “thwart” and “dismantle” the EU Mercosur trade deal and protect the Irish beef industry, (...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

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