Newly elected TD Michael Fitzmaurice pictured with Sinn Féin candidate, Martin Kenny. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Success came swiftly on Triple Crown Saturday but, in the time-honoured style of political coronations, Michael Fitzmaurice waited until the last minu(...)

It’s twilight and halfway on the road between Athleague village and Roscommon town, the old jeep pulls up and a massive man emerges from the passeng(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin insists he will lead the party into the next general election, despite an Independent candidate from outside the (...)

The outcomes of the two Dáil byelections are bad news for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin who were favourites to win throughout the campaigns. Cathal King (left) of Sinn Féin was expected to win in Dublin South West but was overcome Paul Murphy (right). A defeat for Fianna Fáil in Roscommon South-Leitrim  raises further questions about Micheál Martin (centre). Photographs: The Irish Times.

Since the first count was announced in Roscommon South West early this afternoon we knew how it was all going to pan out and the jolt that was in s(...)

Newly elected Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice (right) celebrates winning the Roscommon South Leitrim byelection with MEP Luke Ming Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice has beaten Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton to win the Roscomm-South Leitrim byelection. Following the surpris(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Even his political opponents, outside and inside his own party, are in awe of his unrelenting work rate and dedication to the job.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The old adage “The harder I work, the luckier I get” simply does not seem to apply to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.Even his political opponents, (...)

Roscommon and South Leitrim Constituency Profile: Roscommon and South Leitrim is somewhere you sense was never quite completed when (...)

Labour leader and Tánaiste Joan Burton: attended a party convention in Ballaghaderreen last night to support the Labour candidate in the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection, Senator John Kelly. File photograph by Alan Betson.

The race to fill the Dáil seat vacated by Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan in Roscommon-South Leitrim is heating up with Labour and Sinn Féin entering the fray t(...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan at the count centre for the European elections in Castlebar, Co Mayo, yesterday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

It was Mingdependence Day. Around lunchtime, he came up to the press gallery, the better to admire his “stash” piled behind the stage. Stash? “Ah yeah(...)

Mayo’s Michael Fitzmaurice tackles Tyrone’s John McGoldrick during the 1989 All-Ireland senior football semi-final. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A semi-final against Tyrone will resonate for Mayo supporters above a certain age. The counties met at this stage of the 1989 All-Ireland championship(...)

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