John Lahart

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Green Party TD Catherine Martin: “I met the Egyptian ambassador but I regret to say I took nothing from that meeting that could give confidence or hope”

Calls have been made for the Government to consider the suspension of diplomatic relations with Egypt and trade restrictions, because of the ongoing (...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, campaign for his release. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dáil has agreed an all-party motion seeking the release of Ibrahim Halawa, who has been held without trial in an Egyptian prison for more than thr(...)

A group named Underground Ireland organised a protest against sharp increases in the cost of motor insurance, in Dublin today. However, the turnout was low. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

In recent months the cost of motor insurance has become a serious issue particularly affecting young people and small businesses. Motor insurance ha(...)

Philip Cairns was last seen on the Ballyroan Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday, October 23rd, 1986. He was aged 13.

Ballyroan Road in Rathfarnham is a long, tree-lined stretch in south Dublin of 1960s-era semi-detached homes, gravel driveways and neatly tended garde(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is  unveiling his frontbench this afternoon. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has unveiled his frontbench for the 32nd Dáil. There are 17 male deputies and five female politicians in the in the (...)

Composer Shaun Davey created the new orchestral work with poet Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Barry Cronin

One Hundred Years a Nation, a new orchestral and choral work to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising has received its world premiere. Thousands (...)

Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny, centre, and join her brother Johnny, left, on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Dozens of vacancies in local authorities created by the election of councillors to the 32nd Dáil are to be filled this week. The new councillors will(...)

Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The first thing that can be said about Fianna Fáíl’s huge election is that nobody saw it coming, not even Fianna Fáil. Its success is a mixed blessi(...)

Fianna Fáil’s John Lahart canvassing local resident PJ Carroll for a vote in the Greenhills area of Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Lahart (FF) was elected to South Dublin County Council in 1999 and has retained seat at each election since. A native of Rathfarnham he lives in (...)

Newly elected TD for Dublin South-West Katherine Zappone. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The irish times

Independent Katherine Zappone was “unreservedly jubilant” after she was confirmed as elected in the Dublin South-West constituency on Monday night. T(...)

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