Ged Nash with  Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin at a pre-election event. Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour TDs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Ged Nash are understood to be in consultation about which one of them should stand for the leadership of the Labour P(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin was elected     in Dublin Bay North without reaching the quota. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It’s a case of second time around for Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, who was elected in General Election 2020 in Dublin Bay North without reaching the qu(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates with her supporters after being elected at the RDS Count centre. The party   spent €15,725 from February 2nd to election day on February 8th on Facebook ads. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent more, while Sinn Féin spent less but spent it better – this was the view of social media analysts on which parties use(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  speaking to the media at the election count in Phibblestown Community Centre yesterday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The results of this earthquake general election will continue to unfold but it is already clear that the landscape on which our politics happens has b(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

Sean Haughey (centre), the son of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, has represented voters in north Dublin since 1992. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats has taken the third seat in Dublin Bay North, the final count to be completed at the RDS. Labour’s Aodhán Ó (...)

Rick Astley’s well worn campaign pledges may appeal to many of the electorate.

Politics is a strange business Get off your big crikey sweet niblets Leo! Well, we don’t know what that means either but it formed a small part of a (...)

Labour Party’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash: Mr Nash has just completed his second course of antibiotics having been laid low by the flu. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With the big guns still slugging it out over who will win the dubious right to attempt to govern, the smaller parties returned yesterday to their plac(...)

Newly appointed FAI deputy chief executive Niall Quinn. Photograph: Tom Honan

Brian Kerr and newly appointed FAI deputy chief executive Niall Quinn are to launch a policy document on the funding of Irish football with Aodhán Ó R(...)

From left  Labour’s Cllr Juliet O’Connell, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Andrew Montague with parents Hannah Deasy and  Lorraine Mulligan at the launch of Labour’s childcare plan on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Labour Party has proposed a public childcare scheme which will reduce costs for parents by up to two thirds. The party has pledged to roll out a (...)

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