On Sunday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he did not regret his comments about “whingers” in Castlebar, adding: “Some of them wouldn’t know sunshine if they saw it.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has apologised for calling some people in his hometown of Castlebar, Co Mayo, “whingers” in a criticism he claims was directed at(...)

On the stump for Fine Gael: Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, and Dublin Bay South candidate Kate O’Connell. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The final week of campaigning in the general election will see the political parties and their leaders give greater focus to a number of key constitu(...)

FG’s Richard Bruton and Simon Coveney join candidate Kate O’Connell with their latest poster. photograph: barry cronin

Local Fine Gael organisers have been told to emphasise the strength of their ministerial team in the run-up to polling day as the party attempts to p(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: Catholic Bishops released a statement about key issues ahead of the upcoming general election .Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said that although abortion and the “right to life” are important issues in the upcoming general election, bi(...)

A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Ireland could be allowed to limit welfare benefits to migrant workers from other European Union member states under a proposal under consideration by (...)

Tanaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton: ‘Yes I feel passionate about politics. I don’t regard that as a fault’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has deflected criticism that she is strident and uses her hands too much in debate. “If I may say ‘people would say that’ to a w(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he is not concerned about a slump in the polls for Fine Gael. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is not concerned about polls showing a drop in support for his Fine Gael party, insisting he was always expecting a g(...)

Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton: “I want the Labour Party to be in government, but that is dependent on the will of the people.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Joan Burton has refused to rule out the Labour Party supporting a Fianna Fáil-led government after the general election. In Co Limerick yeste(...)

The findings show two-thirds of homeless children in the capital are  eight or younger, and they are travelling an average  8.75km from their emergency accommodation to school

Almost 70 per cent of homeless families in Dublin are coming from two areas in the north of the city, with almost 40 per cent from the the constituen(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the opposition parties engaged in “long rambling answers” with little focus on detail in the second televised leaders’ debate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the opposition parties engaged in “long rambling answers” with little focus on detail in the second televised leaders’ debat(...)

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