Garda whistleblower John Wilson: will become MEP if Ming Flanagan is elected and subsequently stands down. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Garda whistleblower, a former world champion athlete, a security analyst, two former TDs, a host of current Senators and a prominent political tweet(...)

Full list of candidates The issue of contaminated water in Roscommon – infamously described in the Dáil by Deputy Luke Ming Flanagan as “glorif(...)

House guest: Marco Antonio di Biaggi, a flamboyant Brazilian celebrity hairdresser, who stays at the Copacabana Palace every weekend

Ever since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers flew down to Brazil and tap-danced in the Copacabana Palace, the Rio de Janeiro hotel has been a byword f(...)

 Pat “the Cope” Gallagher:  warned Fianna Fáil that strategy of running two strong candidates may backfire

Colloquially known as the Malin-M50, Midlands North West is a huge and sprawling constituency taking in 15 counties in three provinces. It is an amalg(...)

 Sinn Féin’s   European election candidates Lynn Boylan (left) and Martina Anderson at the launch of Sinn Fein’s European election manifesto Dublin yesterday.  Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Anybody who witnessed the first TV3 debate on the European elections with Midland North West candidates last night would know first-hand how chaos the(...)

Táanaiste Eamon Gilmore with European election candidate for Midlands North West Senator Lorraine Higgins.

Labour went on the offensive against European election candidate Luke Ming Flanagan yesterday.The Independent Roscommon TD, who is contesting the Midl(...)

Alan Shatter: During his time in opposition he drafted more private members legislation than any other TD of his generation. And during his time as minister, Bills came out like luggage on a carousel. Photograph: David Sleator

There was a lot of the infamous American tennis player John McEnroe to Alan Shatter during his long tenure in the front ranks of Irish politics. He wa(...)

Independent candidate Luke Ming Flanagan gets a little help from his friend, whistelblower John Wilson, as he canvasses Eamon Murray and Sean Roche in Cavan town. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

The canvass was supposed to kick off at 11am in Cavan town. At 10 he texts to say he’ll be 45 minutes late. It’s after midday when we finally track hi(...)

Ted Cunningham of Woodbine Lodge, Farran, Co Cork  at Cork Circuit Criminal Court after he pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Yesterday’s handing down of a five-year suspended sentence to Ted Cunningham brings to a close one instalment in the life of the opera-lover wh(...)

Colm Keaveney: Now firmly in residence on the Fianna Fáil benches. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Christmas has crept up on Leinster House. But it’s here now. Trees are twinkling inside the building and the official tree-lighting ceremon(...)

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