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Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee casts her vote in the Meath East byelection at Heronstown national school in Lobinstown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Heavy snowfalls and unseasonally cold weather have contributed to a low turnout for the Meath East byelection with fewer than 35 per cent of el(...)

John Delaney of the FAI leaving the Dáil today after appearing before a committee looking at the effects of a possible ban on  sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol suppliers. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland's three main sports organisations are all opposed to a ban on alcohol sponsorship for major sporting events, an Oireachtas Committee ha(...)

Dutch finance minister and eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem holds a news conference after a eurogroup meeting in Brussels.

Six months ago nobody outside of the Netherlands had ever heard the name Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Even here he was relatively unknown: a Lab(...)

Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee (left) is joined Taoiseach Enda Kenny and TD Regina Doherty (right) in Ratoath: Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting is under way in the Meath East byelection this morning. The two leading candidates last night expressed confidence they would wi(...)

British health secretary Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons “terrible things happened” at  Mid-Staffordshire Hospital where patients suffered and “died unnecessarily”. Photograph: PA Wire

Nurses in England will have to spend a year on hospital wards washing and feeding patients before qualifying, under changes to be made after po(...)

File photo from 2010 of Labour Party leader Ed Miliband (left) with his brother David. David Miliband is to step down as an MP to take up a charity role in New York, it has been reported. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Miliband is to step down as an MP to take up a charity role in New York, it was reported last night. The former foreign secretary,(...)

Fianna Fáil is not the only party to claim it is back from the dead. After its annihilation in 2011, the Green Party has contended that support(...)

Colm Keaveney, on his blog, has accused the party of failing to make any progress on policy issues. Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour TDs have rebuked party chairman Colm Keaveney TD for remarks critical of the party in advance of Wednesday’s Meath East byelection. (...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes: “It would be a crazy circumstance if people were being forced out of the workforce to keep up payments.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A number of senior figures in the Coalition yesterday moved to reassure families struggling with unaffordable mortgage debt th(...)

Minister of State for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock. “If you were to bring people into the local property tax then it has to be done on the basis that those estates are complete. You need a consistency across the country.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Coalition Minister has admitted the Government made a “mess” of how it handled the announcement of which estates would be exempt from the propert(...)

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