Green Party’s Malcolm Noonan was the final TD elected in the  Carlow-Kilkenny constituency

The Green Party claimed their first seat in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency since 2011 on the final count in the Lyrath Hotel. The results saw Fine (...)

Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness topped the poll in 2016. His public profile as well as a strong electoral base makes him the leader in the field once more. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Carlow-Kilkenny (five seats) Current: 2 FG, 2 FF, 1 SF At the last general election in 2016, Fianna Fáil came close to winning three seats out of fi(...)

 Solidarity- People Before Profit candidates Gillian Brien (Dublin) and  Adrienne Wallace (South) during a launch by Solidarity- People Before Profit of its European Election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Brexit being pursued by the UK Tory party is not the same as the British withdrawal from the EU which People Before Profit supported three years a(...)

 Polling station signage in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

While thousands of young people have been deeply involved on both sides of the abortion referendum campaign over the last month, large numbers of youn(...)

Some of the Meet the Voters participants, clockwise from top left: Kate Lawlor, Catherine O’Brien, Maedbh Donaldson, Jerry Kennelly and John O’Brien.

A project by The Irish Times to track the impact of the election campaign on the voting intentions of 10 voters has found all have retained their pre(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. RTÉ has denied claims it uninvited audience members from Sunday night’s general election debate at Facebook’s Dublin headquarters. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

RTÉ has denied claims it uninvited audience members from Sunday night’s general election debate at Facebook’s Dublin headquarters. The exclusion of (...)

Is there a late surprise left in this general election campaign? Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It has been the shortest campaign in history but even three weeks has been too long. Last week, the parties started to run out of things to stay. The(...)

The top issue being discussed by Facebook users was the economy, followed by health and infrastructure

Politicians who participated in the RTÉ 2 Election special at Facebook’s offices in Dublin on Sunday night generally welcomed the non-confrontational (...)

Kevin Flaherty: ‘I was glued to the debates. It was TV gold. I wish there were elections all the time.’

Kevin Flaherty has been unemployed since 2009 after the construction sector collapsed. He lives in Kilkenny and is concerned about job creation and ho(...)

Kevin Flaherty believes he will spend the next 20 or 30 years ‘until I get my pension scratching out a living for myself’.

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

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