Election 2016

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Alan Kelly: 'I plan to run for leader of the Labour Party' 1:04

Labour TD Alan Kelly has said he hopes to run unopposed for the role of Labour Leader. The former minister for the environment was speaking to Ryan Tu(...)

To date, approximately 820,000 of 1.05 million meters have been installed and it is claimed that metering has saved up to 32 million litres of water per day. Photograph: The Irish Times

The installation of water meters is to be reviewed, following the planned suspension of water charges as part of the Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil deal on a (...)

There is to be a review of the closure of Garda stations. Shane Ross has long campaigned against the closure of Stepaside Garda station – decided while his former constituency colleague Alan Shatter was minister for justice. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The concerns of rural Ireland and a rebalancing of spending towards social programmes are the key inputs of Independent TDs into the programme for gov(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly: Hopes the party will double its number of seats in the next election. Photograph: The Irish Times

Labour TD and former minister for the environment Alan Kelly has said he hopes to run unopposed for the role of Labour Leader Mr Kelly said he plans(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny stands in Government Buildings with members of the new Cabinet. Photograph: Merrion Street

The first episode of the legendary BBC comedy series Yes Minister includes a hilarious scene in which on the day after his re-election to Westminster,(...)

The majority of bequests would not prompt tax demands under the Government’s inheritance tax plan. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tax changes promised in the Government programme for partnership will sharply cut or eliminate completely inheritance tax for thousands of people in t(...)

The Fine Gael led minority government took more than 70 days to be formed. Taoiseach Enda Kenny now proposes to make up for lost time by showing the (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: there are mixed views about what he should do with outspoken Carlow-Kilkenny TD John McGuinness. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is expected to promote a number of women TDs to his front bench to counter one of his party’s weaknesses in the last(...)

Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla. File photograph: People’s Convention

An unsuccessful candidate in the 2011 general election was arrested on Thursday and brought to Cork Prison to serve a five-day term for failing to fil(...)

Reform of the judicial appointments system was a key demand of Independent Alliance TD Shane Ross in negotiations that led to the minority government. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new system for appointing judges forms a key element of the programme for government, but the final decision on filling judicial vacancies will rem(...)

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