Willie Penrose

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Benie Des Dieux is the baker bet of two of our Cheltenham punters. Photograph:   Bryan Keane/Inpho

Jerry Kiernan (Olympic athlete and pundit) Jerry Kiernan 1) Champion Hurdle winner? It’s a race I’m lukewarm about. It’s a bad Champ(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  speaking to the media at the election count in Phibblestown Community Centre yesterday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The results of this earthquake general election will continue to unfold but it is already clear that the landscape on which our politics happens has b(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Election candidate Joe Flaherty with Longford butcher Christy Monaghan and his customer Katherina Connellan on Thursday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

“Make Longford Matter” is the campaign slogan local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Flaherty hopes will help him secure a seat in the general election. Lo(...)

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran is expected to comfortably retain his seat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Longford-Westmeath (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Ind, 1 Lab The four-seat Longford-Westmeath constituency is one of a handful of races where (...)

While the defeats are an embarrassment for the Government it is not obliged to act on the result of the measures introduced by Opposition parties.

The Government has suffered three defeats in the last votes of the year in the Dáil on a smoky coal ban, pension protection legislation and pay restor(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin as  farmers stage a protest over beef prices. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has told the Dáil that he and the Minister for Justice were told directly about death threats made to senior ma(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin in the Mullingar Park Hotel where the party is holding its national conference. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Labour will only go into government with other parties if its “non-negotiable” stance on five policy areas are adhered to, party leader Brendan Howlin(...)

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