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Sinn Féin’s Ruairi Ó Murchú and Imelda Munster are elected on the first count in Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Ruairí Ó Murchú, the newly elected Sinn Féin TD for Louth, was 16 years old when the IRA declared its first ceasefire in 1994. The 41-year-old Dundal(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Donnelly, elected  in the Wicklow Count Centre, Greystones.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Counts have concluded in 39 general election constituencies, narrowly making Fianna Fáil  the largest party in the 33rd Dáil. Micheál Marti(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald arrives at the Dublin election count centre at the RDS. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sinn Féin candidates stormed to a series of spectacular victories in general election counts last night, reshaping Ireland’s political landscape as pa(...)

Independent Noel Grealish, who looks set to retain his seat in Galway West. Photograph: Alan Betson

Noel Grealish, the Galway West TD who became embroiled in controversy after he claimed at a public meeting that the type of people to be accommodated (...)

Eddie Joe McGee (left) casts his ballot paper in the 2020 Irish election on Gola Island off the coast of Donegal , with Garda Tom McBride in the next room, as people go to the polls a day ahead of the rest of the country . Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

On the 8.30am ferry from Burtonport to Arranmore Island, there is an important cargo. Garda Margaret Byrne reverses the police car onto the ferry wit(...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

 Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy: her seat is seen as the most vulnerable.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The results of the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, if reflected on polling day this Saturday, would mean significant seat losses for Fine (...)

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty: he may receive a quota and a half in Donegal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A new poll has found Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn may dislodge Independent TD Thomas Pringle or a Fianna Fáil Deputy to win a second seat f(...)

The focus of controversial political statements since the presidential election has not been Travellers, but immigrants. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

After the presidential election in 2018, during which Peter Casey criticised Travellers to propel himself to a runner-up spot, TDs worried that a new (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

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