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Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary: ‘I love this place. I love this town,’ he declares. ‘I love this county. I am so lucky to be living here.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

In his hometown of Ballina in Co Mayo, Dara Calleary is trying to paint the bigger picture. Fianna Fáil’s deputy leader is outlining the challenges f(...)

Labour’s Joan Burton has said while the party will not increase taxes on ordinary workers, it will be providing for taxation increases amounting to about €400 million per year. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Labour Party says it will fund annual increases of €5 for social welfare payments and increase the bank levy as part of their economic policy. Th(...)

Election campaign in full swing: Fine Gael has this morning published a version of the Fianna Fáil manifesto that features the slogan “no costings, no credibility”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael has accused Fianna Fáil of failing to provide adequate funding for public pay, the health budget and childcare supports. The party has on S(...)

The expert view is that ‘this is a short campaign and there is a big opportunity, because the reality is most candidates won’t get to knock on a lot of doors’. File photograph: Getty

Younger voters live digital lives, have shorter attention spans, and are interested in issues not political parties, say experts. Consequently, politi(...)

Fianna Fáil says it will prevent so-called cuckoo funds from buying up entire developments. Photograph: Getty

Fianna Fáil says it has decided against implementing a rent freeze if elected after legal advice stated that such a proposal would be “unconstitutiona(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said the party was committed to delivering what it says is the “largest public house building programme in the history of the State” if it was in government after the election. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Sinn Féin has promised to reduce mortgage interest rates if they enter government through new legislation which would allow the Central Bank to tell t(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaves Government Buildings to travel to Áras an Uachtaráin to seek a dissolution of the 32nd Dáil on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Declaring that now was the “best time for the country” to choose its next government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ended months of speculation on Tuesday mo(...)

There is still time to register to vote for next month’s general election, Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of people who have registered to vote since the European and local elections will have to ring their local authorities to check that they ar(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin : ‘Fine Gael have made the future of many people in this country very difficult’ File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said a “shiver” will go around the country after Fine Gael announced its slogan for the general election campaig(...)

The Department of Justice and Equality signed a three-month contract with the owner of the Achill Head Hotel for the use of the premises for emergency direct provision accommodation. Photograph: Conor McKeown

The Government is paying up to €350,000 for accommodation for 38 asylum seekers in a hotel in Achill, Co Mayo, even though none of them have taken up (...)

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