Investigative journalist Gemma O’Doherty was one of four prospective presidential election candidates to address a special meeting of Westmeath County Council in Mullingar on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

If Gemma O’Doherty is elected president of Ireland she may find that she is “in the wrong house” to achieve her objectives, according to a number of W(...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

The Government is signing the presidential election order on Tuesday, kick-starting a 28-day period in which hopeful candidates can secure a place on (...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

As it gathers momentum, so it gathers participants. The process of nominating candidates for the presidential election has been a background hum to th(...)

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has announced her intention to run for the presidency. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has announced her intention to run for the presidency. In a statement circulated across social media on Sunday evening, Ms(...)

The BAI has rejected a complaint made by journalist Gemma O’Doherty about comments made by Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin on Newstalk 106-108. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has rejected a complaint made by journalist Gemma O’Doherty about comments made by Fianna Fáil leader Mich(...)

 Matt Cooper: the presenter of Today FM’s The Last Word went from 22nd place to the top of  the ranking of Irish journalists’ influence on Twitter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Matt Cooper has replaced Des Cahill at the top of the #murraytweetindex, a ranking of Irish journalists’ influence on the social network compiled by p(...)

The Women’s Clinic (in building on right) on Berkeley Street in Dublin, is next door to Reproductive Choices, a pregnancy advisory clinic closely aligned to the Marie Stopes organisation in the UK. The clinics are unrelated. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

The hypocrisy of our politicians and opinion-formers over abortion is stunning. Take the latest controversy about the Women’s Centre on Berkeley Stree(...)

Donegal schoolgirl Mary Boyle, who disappeared without trace in March 1977. File photograph: EMG Photos

The lead investigator into the disappearance in 1977 of Mary Boyle, Ireland’s longest-running missing person case, believes a breakthrough could have (...)

George Clinton: coming to a Beatyard near you

The Beatyard festival in Dun Laoghaire has just released its stage times and site map for this weekend’s festival, which takes over the former ferry (...)

Mary Boyle was last seen alive in the afternoon of March 18th, 1977.

A second politician has stated publically he did not use his political influence to prevent gardaí investigating the disappearance of Mary Boyle from(...)

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