Claire Byrne

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Election Posters for Sinn Féin and   Fianna Fail. Candidates in Fingal have been granted a bit more time to remove their posters. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fingal County Council has granted an extension to the deadline for the removal of election posters, to compensate for the impact of Storm Dennis. Pos(...)

A proliferation of Local and European Election candidate posters. File Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

General Election candidates who fail to take down their posters before midnight tomorrow will face penalties including fines of €150 per poster under (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin, Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald during the fourth TV election debate, on RTÉ. Photograph: EPA/Niall Carson

Tuesday night debate club at RTÉ television centre, the RTÉ election colour wheel had returned to every shiny surface and a trio of political hopefuls(...)

The hustings, with all major parties represented at Project Arts Centre in Dublin was hosted by the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) coalition

One of the recurring issues at the Election 2020 arts hustings was the precarious nature of working in the arts, including the difficulty in accessing(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks during an RTÉ leaders’ debate on January 27th, 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/AFP/Getty Images

Question: Have Fine Gael-led governments since 2011 cut Garda station numbers and cut recruitment into the force? Who is making the claim? During M(...)

Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin at the seven-way leaders General Election debate at the Virgin Media Studios in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson

The only missing ingredients from the latest leaders’ debate were individual entrance tunes for each of the participants, just like in professional wr(...)

Charred trees in a patch of forest burnt during the recent bushfires near Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: Loren Elliott/Reuters

Tackling climate change is “the biggest challenge our country has ever faced”. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made this opening comment on the Claire B(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, Social Democrats joint leader Róisín Shortall, Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, host  Claire Byrne, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Solidarity People Before Profit politician Richard Boyd Barrett and Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin, assemble for the seven-way RTÉ leaders pre-election debate at the National University of Ireland Galway. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Seven leaders stand in a row at podiums looking like they’re at the starting line of the world’s most tedious Segway race. RTÉ assembled them here at&(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left) and  Labour leader Brendan Howlin are pictured  during the seven-way RTÉ leaders debate at NUI Galway (NUIG) on Monday. Photograph:  Niall Carson/Pool/Getty Images.

Nobody messed up, but nobody hit a home run either in the first seven-way leaders’ debate of the general election campaign. Heading into the RTÉ deba(...)

Aontú party leader Peadar Tóibín. photograph: Tom Honan

Aontú party Peadar Tóibín has withdrawn his application for a High Court injunction preventing tonight’s planned political leaders debate due to broad(...)

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