Patrick Mckee

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Fianna Fáil’s newest TD Bobby Aylward celebrates after winning the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward has won the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election comfortably after topping the poll with some 28 per cent of the total vote.His vic(...)

Renua candidate Patrick McKee: he adds an interesting dimension to this election, as it is the first electoral test for the party. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow will be closely watched as a guide to the strength of the parties ahead of the general election. The result(...)

Fine Gael candidate David Fitzgerald canvassing for the votes of Tom O’Shea, David Gordon, and Lar Hally. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The hurling metaphors alone on the Kilkenny canvass leave the outsider in need of a lie-down. “Nine minutes to go, a point behind but we have the goal(...)

The marriage equality referendum may generate intense public interest next week but politicians will concentrate on assessing the implications of the (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin with Carlow-Kilkenny byelection candidate Bobby Aylward at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in  Dublin last month. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Fine Gael is making a late push in the upcoming byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny as it senses its candidate could beat the current favourite, Fianna Fáil(...)

Renua Ireland president Eddie Hobbs said it was difficult for new parties to get up and running, indeed it was “near, but not quite, impossible”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renua Ireland president Eddie Hobbs has appealed for €1 million in donations to fund the party’s general election campaign – with €20,000 being immedi(...)

The byelection on May 22nd will be the first electoral test of the new party, which is led by Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A comprehensive analysis of the policy positions of Renua Ireland’s candidate in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection confirms the party is to the right ide(...)

Grassroots canvassing: Bobby Aylward, the Fianna Fáil candidate, looking for support in Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Amid birdsong and beneath blue skies, rural Co Kilkenny is revealing some of its glories:green fields, the budding beech and oak of Jenkinstown woods,(...)

Dublin Fianna Fáil councillor David McGuinness has resigned from the party. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil councillor for Fingal David McGuinness has resigned from the party.David McGuinness, who contested the 2007 general election in Dublin Wes(...)

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil: “I have never agreed with washing the party’s dirty linen in public and I want it to stop now.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Martin has accused some of his TDs of having a pathetic and juvenile lack of discipline and said they owed it to the founders and(...)

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