Josepha Madigan TD talks to beaten FG running mate Alan Shatter. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael’s performance in the capital marked something of a bright spot for the party as it lost ground elsewhere across the country. It is now the m(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton makes her acceptance speech after being elected at the Dublin West. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted she will not be resigning as leader despite dismal results in general election 2016 for the Labour Party. Ms Burton(...)

Leo Varadkar is greeted by his father Ashok at the Dublin West count centre. Photograph: Alan Betson

All eyes were on this constituency from early. A potential future leader of Fine Gael, a Tánaiste, a young, upcoming Fianna Fáil candidate and two lef(...)

Labour Party leader Joan Burton and candidate Joe Costello arrive to vote at St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys on the Navan Road, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she is feeling “upbeat and optimistic” about her party’s prospect in the general election. Ms Burton cast her vote at (...)

Political parties described the turnout in Friday’s general election as “uneven”, with many politicians claiming a significant number of people remain(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton, ahead of the RTÉ leaders’ debate. A recent opinion poll showed Ms Burton is at risk of losing her seat in Dublin West. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has told voters she is in contention for the last seat in the Dublin West constituency. In a letter to constituents the leader o(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during the debate on RTÉ’s ‘Prime Time’.  Photograph:  Tony Maxwell/PA Wire

None of the four party leaders landed a killer punch in Tuesday’s pre-election television debate, but Tánaiste Joan Burton put in a notably stronger (...)

The final leaders’ debate of the general election campaign saw exchanges on the economy, the health service, housing and political appointments but di(...)

Leo Varadkar is expected to top the poll and Fine Gael and Labour strategists are eager that his transfers will help the Tánaiste  Joan Burton get over the line. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has urged his supporters to give running mate Catherine Noone their first preference and their third to Tánaiste Joan(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  meets potential voters  in a cafe in Walkinstown, Dublin  while out canvassing for support ahead of the general  election this Friday. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The final televised debate of the general election campaign will on Tuesday night see the leaders of the four main parties attempt to shore up their v(...)

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