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Former FF TD Lisa Chambers  will be a candidate in the Seanad elections. File photograph. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Fianna Fáil Mayo TD Lisa Chambers will be a candidate in the Seanad elections, the party has confirmed as it finalises its candidate list for t(...)

A park bench in floodwater in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flooding has hit train services between Limerick and Galway as waters have risen above the rail at Kiltartan, Co Galway. Services are to be be part-s(...)

Sinn Féin  president Mary Lou McDonald addressing the media in Dublin as new Waterford TD David Cullinane looks on. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin will seek to discuss the formation of a coalition government with the Green Party, the Social Democrats, Labour, Solidarity-People Before Pr(...)

Sorca Clarke’s supporters awaiting the result of the first count for Longford-Westmeath in Athlone earlier this evening. Photograph: Colm Keena

The stand-out feature of the election in Longford-Westmeath was the vote for Sinn Fein candidate Sorca Clarke. The Mullingar-based mother-of-four who(...)

Election candidate Joe Flaherty with Longford butcher Christy Monaghan and his customer Katherina Connellan on Thursday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

“Make Longford Matter” is the campaign slogan local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Flaherty hopes will help him secure a seat in the general election. Lo(...)

The launch of an online database of 70,000 people buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery is the first in a series of cemetery projects aimed at establishing a social history of Limerick. The holy grail for any digital campaign manager is to have ordinary people share their message

This looks set to be a bad election for traditional Irish electioneering, and a good one for digital campaigns. A brief, rainy campaign, and greater s(...)

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran is expected to comfortably retain his seat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Longford-Westmeath (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Ind, 1 Lab The four-seat Longford-Westmeath constituency is one of a handful of races where (...)

For strategically important occupations, the income threshold increased from €30,000 to €32,000. File photograph: Getty

A 45 per cent spike in work permit applications last month has caused a significant backlog in people awaiting decisions for permission to work in the(...)

Sectors such as fruit picking are seen as the most likely beneficiaries of the proposed new system. Photograph: iStock

The Republic is an “outlier” in Europe because it has no system for granting seasonal employment permits for foreign workers in sectors such as fruit (...)

The Council of Europe’s founding members were all western European states with broadly similar values, but with the fall of the Iron Curtain it rapidly expanded eastwards to take in a swathe of ex-Soviet bloc states in transition to democracy. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

A defining moment in this era of constant tension between Europe and Russia played out this week in an unlikely setting. In the vast, cavernous chambe(...)

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