Peter Casey

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Sorting votes at the Dublin count centre for European election at the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 900 of the 949 local council seats have been filled, with just 36 still vacant in the seven constituencies yet to be compl(...)

Garda Adrian McGettigan and presiding officer Carmel McBride   carry a ballot box to the polling station on the island of Inishbofin. Voters on the remote isle off the coast of Donegal were among the first to cast their ballots in the local and European election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There have been some insipid election campaigns in the past but this one is up there with them. There were lots of portentous pronouncements in the ru(...)

Prime Time Election Debate moderator David McCullagh

When is a debate not a debate? When it’s a derby. In the last of Prime Time’s three European Election debates, this special broadcast must contend wi(...)

Julia O’Reilly: wants one of Longford municipal district’s seven seats on May 24th. Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

Next week’s local and European elections may well throw up the odd surprise, perhaps none more so than in Co Longford where a young woman is bidding t(...)

Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East: ‘Pressure was put on’ by people who wanted to support Mr Smith and not her, she claimed.

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament claims the party has given in to pressure to favour her running mate. Anne Rabbitte, a Galway E(...)

Anne Rabbitte  at an Ibec-hosted debate in the  Clayton Hotel, Galway earlier this month. Photograph: Michael Dillon

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament has said the party has given into pressure of the “old guard” to favour her running mate. Anne(...)

At this early stage of the campaign undecided voters in South stand at 30%.

With two weeks to go before votes are cast in the 2019 European Elections, early indications are Fine Gael will top the poll in each of the three cons(...)

The poll figures for Midlands North West

Strong votes for strong Fine Gael candidates, a European Parliament revival for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin under pressure and vicious competition for left(...)

A ‘lot more edge’ coming into panel debates after three years of ‘new politics’, says Virgin Media presenter Ivan Yates. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

How does Virgin Media Television hope to get viewers interested in the European elections? A little bit of “chaos” helps, says Ivan Yates, who co-host(...)

Marriage-equality referendum: 54% of adults said they felt pride in the result; 46% felt neutral or had no pride in it. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

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