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
The leadership issue has been put on the back burner before the general election but unless there is a positive result, the knives will be out for Brendan Howlin, writes Political Correspondent
Mon, 08 Jul, 2019
Fine Gael is willing to increase the number of ‘technical’ groups in the Dáil, boosting their speaking rights, in a move widely viewed as an attempt to win the votes of Independent TDs and smaller parties for Enda Kenny as Taoiseach.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said he hopes to return to the Dáil with four TDs after the general election. He said that on a good day, he sees them coming home with a “team” to again establish the Green Party as a force in national politics.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016