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Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

Fine Gael has mandated Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to engage with other parties “to share our analysis and perspectives on the outcome of the General Election”.

Fine Gael has said it is preparing to go into Opposition, after a six-hour parliamentary party meeting concluded on Monday night. Afterwards, Taoisea(...)

Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Emer Higgins (34) is from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, and has been a member of South Dublin County Council since she was co-opted in 2011. She retained her (...)

People Before Profit’s Gino Kenny pictured after he was elected on Monday afternoon at Citywest Count Centre. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There were tears of relief and jubilation in Dublin Mid West as Gino Kenny (S-PBP) was elected without reaching the quota to take the fourth seat. Th(...)

The scene  outside the house in Newcastle, Co Dublin, where the three McGinley children were found last Friday.  Photograph:  Stephen Colllins/Collins Photos

The tragic deaths of three young children on Friday night left the community in Newcastle, west Co Dublin, struggling to find words to describe what h(...)

An ambulance outside a house Newcastle, Co Dublin where three children were found dead on Friday. Photograph: PA

From early this morning in Newcastle, Co Dublin young women began placing bunches of flowers at the entrance of Parson’s Court, the estate where the b(...)

Conor (9), Carla (3) and Darragh McGinley (7) with their father Andrew McGinley. The children were found dead in a house in Co Dublin on Friday night. Handout photograph: Andrew McGinley/An Garda

The three young children whose bodies were discovered in a Co Dublin house on Friday evening have been named. Gardaí are expected to begin a triple m(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman and constituency TD Eoin Ó Broin (above) was credited with engineering the successful campaign which saw Mark Ward elected in the recent byelection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Mid-West (four seats) Current: 2 SF, 1 FF, 1 PBP Dublin Mid-West was one of four Dáil constituencies which held byelections last November, w(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The Government is  facing a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces growing fallout from Fine Gael’s defeat in four byelections amid pressure from within the party to remove Verona Murphy f(...)

Counting of votes in the byelections gets under way at the Dublin Mid West count centre at Adamstown Community Centre, in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin upset pre-election predictions when Cllr Mark Ward topped the poll to win the Dublin Mid-West byelection with a margin of 525 votes ahead of(...)

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