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Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy topped the poll here in 2016, and there is little to suggest she won’t repeat the trick this time out. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kildare North (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF, 1 Soc Dem Kildare is the heart of the commuter belt, and as such, infrastructure and quality of life(...)

If in Government, Leo Varadkar confirmed carbon taxes would increase by €6 per tonne annually up to 2030. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has put it up to the Green Party to show how its proposals for a radical reduction in carbon emissions can be achieved over the(...)

The Green Party has launched its air quality policy by highlighting one of Dublin’s air quality blackspots. From left: Cllr Roderic O’Gorman, Dublin West candidate, Cllr Neasa Hourigan, Dublin Central candidate and Cllr David Healy, Dublin Bay North candidate. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Green party in government would extend the smokey-coal ban throughout the country, increase air monitoring in high risk areas, and roll-out an ini(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with children from the local Chinese community at the launch of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Hill Street Family Resource Centre in central Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The last time Ireland had an election on the back of a long economic expansion was 2007. That was the year Pádraig Harrington won his first Open Champ(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan TD at the Dáil in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dublin Central TD Maureen O’Sullivan has announced that she will not stand for re-election, bringing to an end almost 40 years of representation o(...)

More than one-third of the Seanad’s 60 Senators, including 11 former TDs, are running for the Dáil in the general election. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than one-third of the Seanad’s 60 Senators, including 11 former TDs, are running for the Dáil in the general election. Twenty-three members of t(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaves Government Buildings to travel to Áras an Uachtaráin to seek a dissolution of the 32nd Dáil on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Declaring that now was the “best time for the country” to choose its next government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ended months of speculation on Tuesday mo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with President Michael D Higgins following Varadkar’s request to dissolve the 32nd Dáil at Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

Election 2020 is shaping up to be a highly charged contest between Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin to lead the next government. Their past records are(...)

Saoirse McHugh: she has a big personality, but a victory would still be a big deal. Photograph: Andrew Hamilton

In every election, there are surprises. Remember Moosajee Bhamjee, a psychiatrist who won a seat in Labour “Spring Tide” in 1992 in Clare? Saoirse Mc(...)

Remind me, the general election vote is today, right? Yes. Ireland’s general election for the 33rd Dáil takes place on Saturday, Feburary 8th. A Satu(...)

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