Una Mullally: ‘James Geoghegan is in many ways a Fine Gael trope.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In May 2019, Paschal Donohoe launched the Balance for Better Business initiative reviewing gender balance on corporate boards. In his speech, he said,(...)

Fine Gael candidate James Geoghegan canvassing in the Dublin Bay South byelection: He  insists affordable houses on the former Glass Bottle site in Poolbeg can be delivered for €300,000 or less.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A Fine Gael candidate in the Dublin Bay South byelection has said keeping pubs and restaurants closed until September would be “outrageous”. James G(...)

Ivana Bacik, Labour Party candidate in Dublin Bay South byelection, canvassing with Kevin Humphreys former TD National Organiser in Miltown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Keep going. There’s two number ones here,” says a woman to Senator Ivana Bacik as she zips around Milltown seeking Dublin Bay South byelection votes.(...)

 Deirdre Conroy of Fianna Fáil was one of a number of Dublin South Bay byelection candidates backing the  Stop67 campaign on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Labour candidate Ivana Bacik has said she is “not confident at all” that she will top the poll in the upcoming byelection in Dublin Bay South. The Se(...)

Deirdre Conroy with Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin. Photograph courtesy of Fianna Fáil

Two women, sitting on the steps of a beautiful Victorian house, are just seconds from popping the cork on a bottle of cold rosé in the evening sun’s g(...)

The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll published earlier this week indicated that the Dublin Bay South byelection has become a two-horse race between Labour’s Ivana Bacik and Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Byelections sometimes tell us everything about the state of the nation. Sometimes they tell us nothing. Back in June 2001, Fine Gael’s Tom Hayes had (...)

Byelections are platforms that increase a candidate’s  visibility, particularly when it comes to new parties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was almost a throwaway, the fourth of four linked tweets, but it crystallised something for me about the potential for opinion polls to have a mild(...)

Posters for the Dublin Bay South byelection on the Strand Road, Sandymount. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When plans for a cycle path along Strand Road in Sandymount were first announced last August as part of Dublin’s City Council’s Covid-19 response, it (...)

In The News is presented by reporters Conor Pope and Sorcha Pollak.

Next Thursday, on July 8th, voters in Dublin Bay South will cast their votes in a byelection widely seen as the first major electoral test for the coa(...)

Next week’s Dublin Bay South byelection promises to be a straight shoot-out between Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan and Labour’s Ivana Bacik. Today’s Iris(...)

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