Local and European Elections

Shane Coleman: Ten major lessons we learned from last weekend’s elections

With the counting now done and all seats filled, a number of issues have become clear, with all eyes now turning to when Taoiseach Simon Harris will call the general election

Tanaiste and Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin, centre, with Cynthia Ni Mhurchu and Billy Kelleher. In four of the last five national elections, Fianna Fáil’s vote has come in far ahead of pundits’ and pollsters’ forecasts

1) Sinn Féin’s crisis is deeper than we thought

We’ve highlighted Sinn Féin’s plummeting poll ratings on these pages in recent weeks and predicted the ...