Speaking after the formal count in the election was completed, Joan Freeman praised “courage of the candidates”.

Candidates in the presidential election campaign were “scrutinised, criticised and sometimes brutalised”, according to Senator and presidential hopefu(...)

 Michael D Higgins gives a speech following the announcement of his re-election as President at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

President Michael D Higgins has said “words matter” and can hurt but also heal, as he made his acceptance speech for a second term in Áras an Uachtará(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  “Highly unlikely” that Peter Casey would now be joining the Fine Gael party. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ruled out apologising to defeated presidential candidate Peter Casey. Mr Casey had called on Mr Varadkar to apologise ove(...)

Leo Varadkar:  “An element of anti-Traveller sentiment” behind at least  some of the vote received by Peter Casey.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael could have achieved greater success if it had a majority Government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested. Mr Varadkar’s remarks came at Du(...)

Presidential candidates: Gavin Duffy; Joan Freeman; Liadh Ní Riada; Peter Casey; Sean Gallagher and the victor, Michael D. Higgins.

1. Overwhelming majority, underwhelming mandate Of the nine elections held since the office of President was established in 1938, the 2018 poll will (...)

Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada: “I was a candidate for everybody.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The issue of a united Ireland resonated with the public on the door step, said Sinn Féin candidate Liadh Ní Riada. She told RTÉ television that “brea(...)

One Meath East voter showed a preference for Dustin the Turkey when voting in the presidential election. File photograph: Alan Betson

US president Donald Trump, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin and Dustin the Turkey were among the vote-getters in the p(...)

Kathleen Lawrence, who works at Traveller outreach programme Pavee Point, said that Mr Casey’s  vote must be analysed.

A Traveller woman has said that Peter Casey is “kidding himself” after he rejected claims his support was bolstered by populist views. Mr Casey claim(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry, whose Holycross home is just a few kilometres from the Cabragh Bridge site, said he was not surprised by Peter Casey’s result in the election.

Eight days before polling , a relatively unknown locality just a couple of kilometres outside the town of Thurles in Co Tipperary found itself at the (...)

Presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada at the results centre for the presidential election in Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph:   Collins

The result of the election campaign cannot be easily talked away by Sinn Féin. Six per cent support for Liadh Ní Riada was a failure, no matter which (...)

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