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Josepha Madigan TD talks to beaten FG running mate Alan Shatter. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael’s performance in the capital marked something of a bright spot for the party as it lost ground elsewhere across the country. It is now the m(...)

Everywhere that Fianna Fáil won seats there was talk of constituency work, the repeated mantra that forgets that a general election is a national one. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Is your head still spinning? Are you still wondering where we stand? The electorate clicked its heels and didn’t just end up in a tornado but created (...)

Róisín Shortall of the Social Democrats celebrates with her grand-nephew Dara Baxter (2) after being elected in the Dublin North-West constituency. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael’s Noel Rock has been elected in Dublin North-West after the ninth count. Labour TD John Lyons lost his Dáil seat after he was eliminated o(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit have announced a further water charges protest for this coming Saturday in Dublin city centre at 2pm. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abolishing Irish Water would cost €271 million, Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit (AAA-PBP) have claimed. Socialist Party TD Paul Murp(...)

In engaging with politics, young people seem more likely to engage with issues. The traditional political party structure tends to engage young people who grow up to be the type of political thinkers their parents were.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

In Fiach Kelly’s piece on ‘Bertie’s Children’ in The Irish Times in January, eight 18-year-olds were interviewed, and when asked the question “Are yo(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett at the launch of his election campaign in Dun Laoghaire.

The Anti Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit (AAA-PBP) announced something of a merger last year to campaign on a platform of opposition to wa(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton with Abi Boxshall (2) at the launch of Labour’s ‘Standing Up For Families’ campaign in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Labour Party in Government would eliminate the Universal Social Charge on the first €72,000 of income, reduce primary-school class sizes to 20 an(...)

Both parties are Trotskyist and advocate permanent revolution and political agitation through working class mass action in capitalist societies such as Ireland.

The coming together of the two small left-wing parties should have been the easiest graft in Irish politics but has proved to be the most difficult. (...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan: said council had ‘no direct role’ in relation to Longboat Quay apartment complex. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin City Council will not be able to rehouse the residents of the Longboat Quay apartment complex if it is evacuated, council chief executive Owen (...)

 Paul Murphy greeting a supporter at a protest over the policing of the anti-water charges movement at the Central Bank in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Attempts to “intimidate”, “silence” or “marginalise” the anti-water charges movement with arrests and court summonses will not work, up to 2,000 prote(...)

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