Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Grace O’Sullivan (right) with  Mícheál and Carmel Raghaill on their doorstep in Tramore: notice on the door tells  canvassers not to call if they aren’t “naturists”.

While many people welcome the opportunity to bellow at canvassers in the interest of democracy, not everyone is pleased to see them beetling up the ga(...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

Danny Healy Rae: insists he’s got nothing against winged creatures. Or hedges.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Healy-Rae corner. An interesting contribution from Danny at a recent meeting of the Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht select committee, where there has(...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: When in doubt, just forget. Photograph: Tom Honan

At the very outset – and let me be absolutely clear about this – I had no hand, act or part in the erection of last week’s column. I did not commissi(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: greeted large group of constituents from the Men’s Shed in Ballinteer in the visitors’ bar in Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“A rolling moan gathers no Ross.” It’s a well known proverb in the transport world. Roughly translated, it means that there is no point in bothering(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: well-meaning efforts at sparkling banter. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Winston Churchtown’s two-day appearance before the Oireachtas Committee on Un-Olympian Activities was a tour de force. He would be absolutely unanimo(...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

It took Leo Varadkar two days to make a comment on the controversy. Guess what? What they did was legal. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“You can’t do a thing. You have nothing on us. We didn’t break any law. Show us. Show us where we broke the law.” It’s easy to just imagine how(...)

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