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 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks to the media as she arrives for the convening of the 33rd Dáil in Dublin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Change was the buzzword when the 33rd Dáil met for the first time on Thursday, and as the new TDs took their seats before noon, it was apparent just h(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald addressing a party meeting in Belfast. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Before parties could take part in the talks leading to the Belfast Agreement they had to sign up to the Mitchell Principles, named after talks chair S(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (left) and Alan Kelly in the RDS, Dublin during the 2016 general election. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the two contenders in the Labour leadership contest, were both first elected to the Dáil as part of the so-called “G(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s key adviser Dominic Cummings told reporters: ‘Read Philip Tetlock’s Superforecasting instead of political pundits who don’t know what they are talking about.’ Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Downing Street has come under intense pressure to explain how an adviser who argued that intelligence is linked to race came to work at No 10, amid fr(...)

Jobless numbers fell 18,300 or 14 per cent to 110,600 people, the survey calculates. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A record 2.36 million people had jobs in the Republic during the last three months of 2019, new figures show. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) sai(...)

Dublin Bay North TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has announced he will seek the leadership of the Labour Party, setting up a contest with Tipperary deputy Alan K(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. To support production companies “in places like Limerick, Galway and Waterford”, the party says it will create a fund that will rise to as much as €80 million a year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With an interim phase of denial, anger and bargaining to muddle through before the Irish government formation game begins in earnest, there’s time to (...)

Then Senator Frank Feighan (left) and Richard Bruton TD attend a British Irish Parliamentary Assembly  meeting in Wicklow last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Eight or nine years ago he felt his political career was over. But on Thursday Frankie Feighan will return to the Dáil having successfully won a seat (...)

 UK prime minister Boris Johnson: His official spokesman refused to comment on whether he agreed with Andrew Sabisky’s controversial views. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

A Downing Street adviser has been forced to quit after attracting criticism for his comments on eugenics and whether black people on average have lowe(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin (centre) is pictured  with senators  Ivana Bacik and Kevin Humphreys as the party’s executive board  met to set the rules for the contest to decide who will succeed him. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times.

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has said he will not put himself forward as a candidate to replace outgoing Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil, Seán Ó Fea(...)

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