Peter Casey

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Peter Casey is standing in both Dublin West and Donegal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Peter Casey has put his name on the ballot paper in Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Dublin West constituency as an “obvious protest vote” against the Fine Ga(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar buys  sausages at Fitzgerald’s Butchers during his general election campaign walkabout in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

Not so ‘fast’ Eddie A week is a long time in politics, so the cliche goes, but for Fianna Fáil’s Eddie Ryan it must be eternal. “Fast” Eddie declare(...)

‘i’d swear Varadker called this election when he heard I was in serious pain and I can’t stand for a long time,” said  Peter Casey. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Peter Casey’s pocket vibrates and he begins to fiddle with a leather holder. It’s not his phone that needs to be answered but a medical device he had(...)

Where Peter Casey wins his vote and who he takes votes from, could be a factor in the final outcome. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Donegal (five seats) Current: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF, 1 Ind Donegal is a five-seat constituency where Sinn Féin could make a gain. But it is also a const(...)

Jim O’Callaghan said Fine Gael were ‘not interested’ in confronting gangland crime. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

If in government Fianna Fáil would reform criminal legislation to deal with gangland figures in the same way members of the Provisional IRA were tackl(...)

The focus of controversial political statements since the presidential election has not been Travellers, but immigrants. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

After the presidential election in 2018, during which Peter Casey criticised Travellers to propel himself to a runner-up spot, TDs worried that a new (...)

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(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and junior minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran at the Magazine Fort in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said he will run as an Independent candidate in the imminent general el(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey waves to supporters outside Leinster House after his election as taoiseach in 1987. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Files from the Department of the Taoiseach show there was unconfined joy among some of Charlie Haughey’s most fervent supporters when he returned as t(...)

Fine Gael byelection candidate Verona Murphy arrives to vote at Ramsgrange Parish Hall, Co Wexford, on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“She apologised, but there are other candidates, and one in particular, Gemma O’Doherty, who didn’t apologise and who seemed to get something of a fre(...)

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