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The phone mast at Unit 1, Slaney Road, in Dublin Industrial Estate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála has ordered that 3 Ireland remove a phone mast in Dublin’s Glasnevin area despite warnings by the company this would cause major ser(...)

Acting Tánaiste Joan Burton:  Some  party members said demands for her resignation were inevitable. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Tánaiste Joan Burton is expected to resist calls today to step down as leader of the Labour Party. She is to meet all candidates who stood in the ge(...)

Old hand Joe Costello managed to steel himself for the press. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At the RDS on the Saturday of the count, jubilation and dejection were everywhere. Among the fist-pumping Sinn Féin activists with tricolours and the (...)

Josepha Madigan TD talks to beaten FG running mate Alan Shatter. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael’s performance in the capital marked something of a bright spot for the party as it lost ground elsewhere across the country. It is now the m(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Saturday evening. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A considerably reduced Fine Gael has taken a small lead over a resurgent Fianna Fáil and is likely to remain the largest party in the Dáil. With 10 o(...)

 Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates  winnining her seat in Dublin Central. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Against all expectations based on the tallies, Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan survived the 11th count in Dublin Central to retain her seat. She jo(...)

Labour Party leader Joan Burton and candidate Joe Costello arrive to vote at St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys on the Navan Road, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she is feeling “upbeat and optimistic” about her party’s prospect in the general election. Ms Burton cast her vote at (...)

Paschal Donohoe: Under pressure to retain his seat in Dublin Central

The substantial churn of TDs at the last general election saw a number of ministers lose their seats. The biggest ever cull of office-holders conduct(...)

Mary Fitzpatrick, Fianna Fáil candidate in the Dublin Central constituency, canvassing in Cabra. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Fitzpatrick is taking a third shot at winning a seat in the Dáil. The 2011 election was a write-off for her party in man(...)

Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton at St Laurence O’Toole church at DIT in Grangegorman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Looking for a shot at redemption, Labour took itself to church. The party is in a bad place. So they picked a good place to start the fightback. “It’(...)

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