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Left to right: John Concannon, director of 1916 events; Maurice Manning, chair of the Expert Centenary advisory group, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Raghnall Ó Floinn, director of the National Museum of Ireland, at the launch of the National Museum of Ireland’s Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising exhibition which open to the public March 3rd. Admission is free. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said water charges administered by a single national utility are a fundamental issue for Fine Gael during negotiations on for(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says his party will “formulate a set of principles that will guide Fine Gael participation in a future government”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/Irish Times

At a glance: 156 out of 158 seats have been filled, 39 out of 40 constituencies complete and there was a 65 per cent national turnout. Water on table(...)

Fine Gael’s James Bannon: Accused of tampering with Sinn Féin candidate Paul Hogan’s election material

A Sinn Féin general election candidate has made an official complaint to gardaí alleging a Fine Gael TD tampered with his election material. Paul Hog(...)

Dirty tricks targeting electoral opponents and their posters are nothing new, but some candidates believe they have become more prevalent and that the(...)

Fine Gael TD James Bannon is from Legan, Co Longford

Sinn Féin have claimed that canvassers for Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD James Bannon removed some of its election literature from doorsteps. Canva(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Shay Murtagh Concrete Products Raharney, Co Westmeath, on the first day of canvassing in the general election. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach made a concrete start to the general election campaign Thursday. It was first stop Meath West and a visit to local company Shay Murtagh(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael Ardfheis at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael founded the State and saved it following the bailout and economic crash, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has claimed. Mr Varadkar was addr(...)

Television presenter and travel journalist Manchán Magan who will contest the general election for the Green Party.

The television presenter and travel journalist Manchán Magan will contest the general election for the Green Party in the Longford-Westmeath constitu(...)

Jerry Beades: “There’s a lot of unanswered questions.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House was paralysed by gripping indifference on Friday as a tense Seanad election count drove fevered political observers to new heights o(...)

Cycle trails attract tourists seeking active holidays. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

As he officially opened the 40km Mullingar to Athlone Cycleway in Co Westmeath on Sunday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he wants a national strategy for w(...)

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