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It may only get worse for this government

It may only get worse for this government

Leo Varadkar could well live to regret his failure to call a general election last year

Fitzgerald and Kelleher set for Europe, leaving their Dáil seats to be filled

Fitzgerald and Kelleher set for Europe, leaving their Dáil seats to be filled

By law the Dáil vacancies must be filled within six months of being vacated, but newly-elected MEPs do not take their seats in the European Parliament until July

Green day: A stunning comeback for the eco outsiders

Green day: A stunning comeback for the eco outsiders

Less than a decade after they were excoriated for propping up a zombie Fianna Fáil government, a shift in public thinking about climate change has propelled the Greens back to national prominence

Dublin City Council: Green Party’s surge described as a case of ‘emperor’s new clothes’

Dublin City Council: Green Party’s surge described as a case of ‘emperor’s new clothes’

Limerick’s first Muslim councillor promises to represent the ‘new Irish’

Limerick’s first Muslim councillor promises to represent the ‘new Irish’

Minister expects divorce vote to be followed by speedy legislation

Minister expects divorce vote to be followed by speedy legislation

The apparent result of the referendum, after the tallies, means that all future issues regarding the divorce will be decided by the Dáil through legislation rather than by the people through constitutional amendment

Climate change gives Fine Gael a capital problem

Climate change gives Fine Gael a capital problem

The latest poll is a worrying sign for Fine Gael heading into the local elections, because it has held the upper hand in Dublin over other parties in recent times

May hopes to lure Labour with customs plan

May hopes to lure Labour with customs plan

British officials have been drafting a new law to provide for a customs union style arrangement with the EU to guarantee there is no need for checks on goods crossing the UK’s border

Portarlington period pile straight out of a Jane Austen novel guiding €750,000

Portarlington period pile straight out of a Jane Austen novel guiding €750,000

Profile Eoghan McCabe : An Eoghan goal?

Profile Eoghan McCabe : An Eoghan goal?

Few are railing against Fitzgerald as she courts commuters’ votes

Few are railing against Fitzgerald as she courts commuters’ votes

Transport, Brexit and a pool in Lucan are all on the minds of those who the former minister meets

Dogs’ abuse in the supermarket, duck welfare and donning the green jersey

Dogs’ abuse in the supermarket, duck welfare and donning the green jersey

In Cork, Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher finds that a variety of issues are exercising the public

Direct action – but will it work?

Direct action – but will it work?

The improbable pairing of Rubberbandits star Blindboy Boatclub and former Department of Finance mandarin John Moran have teamed up to campaign for their native Limerick to have a directly elected mayor

An echo chamber that thinks it’s a party

An echo chamber that thinks it’s a party

The Brexit Party, which has supporters but no members, has harnessed the despair and bewilderment of Leave voters who have lost faith in Theresa May and the Tories

With Trump plotting war, a wretched post-election Irish government and a post-hard Brexit economic crisis, we have every reason to be worried for the future

With Trump plotting war, a wretched post-election Irish government and a post-hard Brexit economic crisis, we have every reason to be worried for the future