The Labour Party is bracing itself for a weekend of tough questions as counting gets under way for the local and European elections, which are expected to mark a major breakthrough for Sinn Féin and a shift towards anti-austerity candidates.
Sat, 24 May, 2014
The Labour Party has pitched itself against Fianna Fáil in the battle for the last of three seats in Dublin, where Emer Costello remains its only hope of avoiding a wipeout in next Friday’s European elections.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
Labour will have an "opportunity to reflect" after this week’s local and European elections, according to deputy leader Joan Burton, as the party prepares for a drubbing by disenchanted voters who are turning to Sinn Féin and a mostly left-wing group of Independents.
Mon, 19 May, 2014
For anyone wanting to design a political obstacle course, the route chosen by Mary Fitzpatrick makes a good template.Mary Fitzpatrick, Fianna Fáil candidate for Europe, canvassing in Raheny, Dublin. Pic: Maxpics
Sat, 17 May, 2014
Mary Fitzpatrick smiles down in splendid isolation from the ESB poles of Main Street, Swords. She is alone among Euro election candidates in occupying high vantage on the thoroughfare. All the other posters are for the locals, candidates of a lesser political god, but perhaps one that has far more relevance to the lives of the voters.
Tue, 13 May, 2014