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With about four months of campaigning ahead the Government is in a strong position to carry a Yes vote but the result is not a foregone conclusion. The No vote is strongest among the best off and most educated voters while it is weakest among the poorest voters.

A substantial majority of voters favour the abolition of the Seanad, although the margin has declined a little since February, according to the latest(...)

 Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: families need to be given “breathing room”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Special measures to help parents with young children could be in prospect by next year as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore pushes in pre-budget talks to give “b(...)

The area for development in Limerick as it is today and what it could look like in the future.

A new city will rise from Limerick city centre under an ambitious €250 million plan aimed at guiding the regeneration of the wider midwest region.The (...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton made her comments ahead of launching the twentieth edition of the INOU Working to Work booklet. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has defended the Labour Party’s role in Government.Speaking following the publication of today’s Irish Time(...)

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard who responded to being asked about her  partner’s sexuality interview by warning   that such questioning could discourage women from entering public life. Photograph: Getty

An Australian radio host has been sacked after asking prime minister Julia Gillard about her partner’s sexuality during a live interview. Perth radio(...)

The proposed law would provide for better access to land for walkers

A new law designed to guarantee and provide better access to Ireland’s mountains, wilderness and countryside for walkers, cyclists and runners is bein(...)

Win for uncommitted

Sinn Féin is posing a renewed challenge to Fianna Fáil as pressure on Independent candidates in Dublin grows and support for the Government – after 18(...)

It was a scrappy few weeks leading up to this week’s poll, full of spats and skirmishes, firstly involving Minister for Justice Alan Shatter (above) and recently Deputy John McGuinness of Fianna Fáil

There was no sunshine for Fine Gael and Labour in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll. Conducted on Monday and Tuesday of this week as the weather (...)

PAC chair John McGuinness TD delivers a solid defence. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

John McGuinness’s position as chair of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee was never seriously in jeopardy, as none of the issues relating to his time (...)

The trend has been downwards for Fine Gael since a high just after the last general election. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Political allegiance has remained stable over the past few months with little change in party support despite a range of controversies, from abortion (...)

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