Seán Gallagher and his wife Trish at the results centre in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Defeated presidential candidate Seán Gallagher has acknowledged that the participation of three Dragons may have produced public cynicism and split th(...)

  Gavin Duffy and his wife Orlaith Carmody at the result centre for the Presidential Election at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Collins

Dragons’ Den presidential election candidate Gavin Duffy has said his only regret in the campaign was losing money. The businessman, who looks set to(...)

Presidential candidate Peter Casey arriving at Dublin Castle on Saturday where the final results will be announced. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

If the stronger than expected vote for Peter Casey is a kick against the establishment, the political establishment seems pretty relaxed about it. To(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the  Cork city presidential election count. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has warned about the dangers of reading too much into the relative success of Peter Casey, whose vote is set to surg(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: he won with a resounding majority, the largest ever in a national election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The most important fact of the presidential election is that Michael D Higgins won with a resounding majority, the largest ever in a national election(...)

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald (L) and Liadh Ni Riada canvassing in the Cabra area of Dublin last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald says the party stands “absolutley” over its decision to contest the presidential election. The party’s candidate, (...)

  Peter Casey decided to save his floundering campaign by picking at the scab of Ireland’s deepest prejudice. Photograph:   Collins

When I was a child, there was a fad for good news/bad news jokes. The dentist tells the patient: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is that(...)

Presidential election ballot papers at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Michael D Higgins has beaten his own 2011 record by securing the largest number of votes in Irish presidential election history, topping the poll in e(...)

Presidential election candidates at the RTÉ Prime Time Presidential Debate; the final all-candidate TV debate of the campaign on Tuesday October  23rd. From left:  Joan Freeman; Liadh Ní Riada, Michael D Higgins, Sean Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy. Photograph: Julien Behal

Michael D Higgins was re-elected President of Ireland with almost 56 per cent of the vote, enough to win the election on the first coun(...)

Peter Casey: ‘I’ll definitely not be standing as a county councillor, that’s far too much hard work.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Presidential runner-up Peter Casey has said he plans to join Fianna Fáil with a view to eventually becoming Taoiseach, although leader Micheál Martin (...)

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