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Book of Condolences open for former NI deputy first minister Seamus Mallon

A book of condolence has opened in Belfast after the death of former deputy first minister Seamus Mallon. Mr Mallon's death at the age of 83 yesterday has led to an outpouring of gratitude as thousands of people paid tribute to...

Parties focus on education, climate, mental health

Campaigning in the General Election continues with political parties focusing on education, climate action, online safety and mental health. Fianna Fáil has promised a freeze of third level fees as well as hiring more primary school teachers to bring the number of...

Best of frenemies: Campaign focus on grand coalition

Leo Varadkar joined a "circle of gratitude" in the meditation room of Castleknock Community School as he remained on the more comfortable territory of his home patch. Asked what he was grateful for, he referred to a letter written by...

Leo Varadkar becomes youngest Taoiseach in the history of the state

The Fine Gael Dublin West TD was elected by the Dail this afternoon and as well as becoming the youngest Taoiseach ever he is also the seventh to come from Dublin. At the start of today's proceedings outgoing leader Enda...

Fine Gael Deputy leader referred to Gardai in relation to election donation

Fine Gael’s deputy leader James Reilly has been referred to Gardaí by the Standards in Public Office Commission. The Standards in Public Office Commission today published its report on the 2016 Dáil General Election in which it confirmed it has sent...

FF and FG all square in public’s opinion as Enda takes a battering

According to the latest opinion polls Micheál Martin remains the most popular leader in the country, despite a big drop in support for Fianna Fáil. The Ipsos/MRBI poll in today's Irish Times shows Fianna Fáil dropped seven points to 26%...

Ruth Coppinger set to make Irish political history this afternoon

The Dublin West TD will become the first woman ever to be nominated for Taoiseach when the Dail meets later today. She will be nominated by the Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit party and speaking yesterday she said she would...

New caretaker won’t be sweeping anyone off their feet

Enda Kenny yesterday went from leader of the house to caretaker after no Taoiseach was elected at the first meeting of the 32nd Dail. Following his failure to be re elected Mr Kenny travelled to Aras an Uachtarain last night...

Gerry Adams has ruled out a Sinn Fein coalition with the main parties amid the election

Sinn Fein will not be helping either of the two main parties to form a coalition government. With final numbers in a heavily fractured Dail parliament not expected until Monday, Gerry Adams dismissed any idea that his party would...

TV3 hosting first live leaders’ debate of Election 2016 campaign

TV3 announced today that it will host the first leaders’ television debate as part of its VOTE 2016 election coverage this Thursday February 11th, live from 9pm to 10.30pm. The debate will be moderated by Newstalk’s Pat Kenny and TV3’s Colette...
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