Peter Casey ‘showed during and after the election that he doesn’t know the first thing about politics’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

In the aftermath of the presidential election it was striking that the most vociferous expressions of outrage at the vote obtained by Peter Casey came(...)

President Michael D Higgins ‘is committed to establishing an audit committee’, a spokesman said. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has begun consulting with advisers and staff on setting up an audit committee to scrutinise how an “additional” allowance (...)

President Michael D Higgins said during the election campaign that he would explain how the unaudited €317,000 allowance for his office is spent – but would only do so after the election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The presidential election may, for the most part, be best forgotten, but one theme of the campaign – the lack of transparency at Áras an Uachtaráin – (...)

Irish presidential runner-up Peter Casey: made no attempt to meet any Travellers as he didn’t want to “invade their privacy”. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

This much is agreed. In a housing crisis, the matter of the rejected council houses in Tipperary is infuriating. In fact, such rejections are infuriat(...)

Peter Casey casts his vote at the polling station in Greencastle National School, Co Donegal,  in the  presidential election. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil representatives in Co Donegal have said they would welcome presidential runner-up Peter Casey as a party member, but not as a candidate fo(...)

The site of the new Traveller development at Cabragh Bridge in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

The extended Traveller family at the centre of a racism storm involving former presidential candidate Peter Casey has said it is not surprised by the (...)

Peter Casey has threated to set up a new party called New Fianna Fáil. Photograph: PA

Peter Casey must first become an elected public representative if he wishes to seek the leadership of Renua, the party has said in answer to reports t(...)

‘Hysteria can turn moral decency into hatred, and hatred can make monsters of us all.’ File photograph: David Sleator

“The first thing that strikes anyone driving around the Tallaght area or the people who live in Tallaght is the barricades, the barrels and the watche(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and failed presidential candidate Peter Casey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The first time I heard Peter Casey’s controversial remarks was in this paper, in an article highlighting that the Taoiseach had condemned them. A majo(...)

Presidential runner-up Peter Casey in Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Presidential runner-up Peter Casey may make moves to set up a new party after both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael categorically ruled out the prospect of h(...)

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