“I voted Labour the last time but they let us down.”

Three women and a little boy in blue stood chatting at a corner of Gloucester Place in Dublin’s north inner city. Intermittently they hugged themselve(...)

Mary Fitzpatrick, Fianna Fáil candidate in the Dublin Central constituency, canvassing in Cabra. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Fitzpatrick is taking a third shot at winning a seat in the Dáil. The 2011 election was a write-off for her party in man(...)

John Halligan (left) and Shane Ross of the Independent Alliance group, at Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be considerable interest in the performance of Independent candidates, given opinion polls are suggesting they could hold the balance of po(...)

Fine Gael’s David Stanton: told the Dáil it should be a “privilege to be a member of a committee, not a right”.

A Fine Gael TD has criticised the poor attendance by some members of the House at Dáil committee meetings. Chairman of the Oireachtas Justice Committ(...)

Michael Lowry: “I don’t have any problem with Fine Gael. I don’t have any problem with Fianna Fáil.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Lowry has said he would be disposed towards supporting a Fine Gael or Fianna Fail-led Government. Mr Lowry said the controvers(...)

Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said Stand for Justice event  was a lively discussion that highlighted the four main issues of public services, child poverty, sustainable energy and overseas aid.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ending poverty for Irish children and growing housing problems were hot topics for a cross-party panel of eight politicians and an audience at a Stand(...)

Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald: accused the Government of ignoring the constitutional convention’s recommendations and reports, saying “No one signed up to this process to be ignored, sidelined, second-guessed or patronised.”   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil will vote next week on the proposal to elect the ceann comhairle by secret ballot. The ceann comhairle, who presides over Dáil proceedings(...)

Protestors occupying historical buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The group occupying the site of the proposed Easter Rising Interpretive Centre on Dublin’s Moore Street have said that they will be there until their (...)

Spokesman for the Save Moore Street group Damien Farrell.

Buildings at the centre of a protest in Dublin were in ruins prior to the 1916 Easter Rising and “are not historically significant,” the Department o(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan TD: “Will we just keep giving foreign aid and pay millions, if not billions, in fines to the EU because we are not meeting targets?”

Ireland’s role as a champion in countering hunger is hypocritical if it fails to act on climate change, Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan has claimed.(...)

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