Michael Clifford looks back at the year that was.
Mick Wallace was known as a straight talker in the Dáil and it will be a straight shootout between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to replace him.
Sinn Féin’s Westminster abstentionist policy, the lack of an Assembly in the North, and absence from 2016 government formation talks have created a bad smell, writes Daniel McConnell
Sinn Féin never imagined their recent election results would be so poor and must now figure out how to get the electorate back on side, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.
Miracles can happen. A week ago, we were told that it would take 28
The Green Party’s Grace O’Sullivan has secured the fourth seat in Ireland South, with Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune taking the fifth, so-called Brexit seat.
The 20th count in the Ireland South constituency has seen the Green Party's Grace O'Sullivan secure the fourth seat while Deirdre Clune from Fine Gael claimed the fifth seat.
Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada has conceded in the Ireland South constituency in the European Elections.
Teams of experienced counters from Cork's City and County Halls have been drafted in to speed up the recount in Ireland South.
A full recount of European Election ballot papers in the Ireland South constituency is to get underway this morning.
Additional staff from outside Cork are set to be drafted in to ensure as speedy a conclusion to the full recount in Ireland South which begins tomorrow.
After its poor showing in the recent elections, Sinn Féin faces a tough task to make up ground before the next general election, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.
Don't be fooled by this so-called Green Wave. And climate change deniers and delayers needn’t busy themselves ridiculing those Vega-wearing, Tesla-driving vegans just yet.
Sinn Féin will pull the plug on the Ireland South recount if it becomes clear they are not making up the gap in votes, Mary Lou McDonald has said.
Ireland South will be without any representation in Europe for almost two months as a marathon €1m recount gets under way.
The first shots have been fired in the political battle for the Dáil seat of MEP-elect Billy Kelleher.
Sinn Féin has defended the decision to call a recount in the Ireland South European elections - claiming a price cannot be put on democracy.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the State may need to introduce electronic voting following the marathon European election stand-off in Ireland South.
Ireland's two 'second-tier' MEPs will have no salary, status or function in the EU Parliament until after Brexit occurs, it has been confirmed.
A full recount has been called in Ireland South which is expected to leave the constituency without representation in Europe until mid-July.
Be Bold. Two words plastered across a black and white image of Mick Wallace on a few sparsely dispersed billboards certainly made for a bold statement.
A dogfight to the last is expected in Ireland South with three seats yet to be filled.
Counting staff will begin the process of rechecking tomorrow morning at 9am and, if required, a full recount will begin next Tuesday.
So that’s Wednesday nearly wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.
Fine Gael's Deirdre Clune has made an incredible comeback in the Ireland South constituency and is now in contention to take the fourth seat.
The race for seats in Ireland South has heated up as Labour candidate Shelia Nunan and Fine Gael's Andrew Doyle have both been eliminated in the 15th count.
Fianna Fail TD Billy Kelleher described himself as "elated, honoured and humbled" after being elected to the European Parliament.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is still holding onto the hope of winning two European seats in the Ireland South constituency as the marathon count continues.
Another day of drama is expected in the Ireland South count today, as Seán Kelly became the first MEP elected in the constituency.
The Irish people can no longer be bought with their own money. That’s a “take-away” from last Friday’s poll.
Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace continues to be the surprise story of the Ireland South vote.
Micheál Martin has lashed out at Fine Gael's John Paul Phelan for interfering with the electoral process over the two 'cold storage' EU seats.
Dublin's four new MEP seats have finally been decided, after three days of counting.
Sean Kelly has described his re-election to the European Parliament as "the greatest moment" of his political career.
Independent Clare Daly has insisted she will fight for a seat in Dublin amid suggestions a row over transfers in the European elections could go to the courts.
A row over the transfer of votes and the so-called 'cold storage' Brexit seat has brought a halt to counting in the European elections in Dublin.
Cork North-Central TD Billy Kelleher has admitted he is in a “good position” after polling in second place in the first count in Ireland South, but says it is “far too early” to be certain of securing a seat.
Fine Gael's Sean Kelly has topped the poll in the first count for the European elections in the Ireland South constituency.
More than 25,000 of the spoiled votes in the Ireland South ballot were left entirely blank.
Grace O'Sullivan has admitted she has a massive battle on her hands to win a seat in the Ireland South constituency.
Ireland South candidate Mick Wallace has warned he will “remain a thorn in the side of the government” if he is elected as an MEP.
A Sinn Féin MEP candidate has warned the party will be in "trouble" at the next general election unless it learns lessons "very, very quickly" from its local and European elections slump.
Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune has no regrets about her party's decision to run three candidates in Ireland South.
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has admitted candidate Saoirse McHugh is looking increasingly unlikely to win a European elections seat despite "inspiring" the country with her campaign.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan remains optimistic that Fine Gael will secure two seats in Ireland South.
Ireland South MEP candidate Malcolm Byrne has played down any suggestions of an internal rift in the party between him and running mate Billy Kelleher.
Counting has resumed for a second day in the Ireland South constituency where it now appears that exit polls were not accurate.
The Green Party’s European candidate in Ireland South has hit out at other political parties for attempting to ‘bluff’ their way through environmental issues during the local and European campaign.
Fine Gael has become the first government party in two decades to make gains in mid-term elections, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
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