After a long and anxious wait, Mr Harris, along with Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly and Green Party councillor Steven Matthews, took the final three seats in Wicklow in the 15th count.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020
The late Noel Whelan, a skilful political commentator and Dáil number cruncher, once remarked that the analysis of election counts inevitably moves quickly, often glossing over the importance of early seat wins — irrespective of how dramatic they can be for parties.
Sat, 08 Feb, 2020
Fianna Fáil has accused Communications Minister Denis Naughten of acting like ‘ Comical Ali’ by refusing to allow an immediate review of the Government’s broadband plan because he believes it is still on track.
Wed, 07 Feb, 2018
A senior Tusla manager has accepted that the buck stops with him in relation to errors made in handling false allegations of child abuse against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.
Tue, 11 Jul, 2017
The longest-standing foreign affairs minister in Europe has hit out at the prospect of hard-right politician Marine le Pen gaining power in France, insisting “we don’t need” her in a Europe she wants to “destroy”.
Sat, 11 Mar, 2017
A continuing failure to keep some victims of crime informed about their investigations was described as “quite disconcerting” at yesterday’s Policing Authority meeting with the Garda Commissioner.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2016
A new book traces the rise of modern Sinn Féin and how it moved from supporting armed Republicans in the North to constitutional politics. It has gained the biggest dividend from peace, as Ryle Dwyer discovers.
Sat, 12 Dec, 2015
A break for working families with changed tax rates and more access to childcare are among renewed promises by the Coalition parties as they try to halt their sliding popularity with 18 months left to a general election.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014