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Independent TD Patrick Nulty resigns over drunken message to 17-year-old
He’s stepping down with immediate effect, hours before the revelations were expected to appear in a Sunday newspaper.
'I was never a government TD' - Patrick Nulty on 'electoral con-job' claims
The now independent TD has defended his decision to resign from the Labour Party in the wake of claims he committed “an electoral con-job” on the people of Dublin West.
TD Patrick Nulty resigns as Labour Party member
The TD, elected at a by-election in October 2011 before losing the whip over the Budget two months later, has issued a statement this morning.
Howlin: Labour will quit coalition if its influence is not strong enough
The public expenditure minister says suggestions that Labour are in political trouble are premature.
Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes
Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.
Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD
Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.
Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up
The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.
Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count
There’s a couple of bell-weather areas which, if the past is anything to go by, could give a hint as to the total outcome.
Dublin West candidates spent €143,000 on campaigns
Fianna Fáil candidate David McGuinness recorded the highest expenses, according to SIPO.
'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes
Of the 533 submissions published by the Constituency Commission so far, 238 relate to Swords’ placement in Dublin West.
Column: This is a difficult time for the Greens - but we have reasons for optimism
The Green Party has a lot of work to do to regain the trust of voters – but Irish politics needs our voice, writes new Chairperson of the party Roderic O’Gorman.
We must rebuild trust with voters – Green Party
In an article for, incoming Chairperson Roderic O’Gorman says that the party is ‘optimistic’ about the future – but there is a ‘difficult road ahead’.
Chief whip says there is no rift in Fine Gael
Despite the party’s poor performances in the presidential election and Dublin West by-election, Paul Kehoe has insisted that there is no crisis within Fine Gael.
Michael D's campaign manager: "It’s been a fabulous night"
Dublin Central TD Joe Costello says the presidency is “the prize that every party would love to have”, but that the win will cement the coalition.
Labour’s Patrick Nulty takes Dublin West after count drama
Recount ended in dead heat between Socialist Party’s Ruth Coppinger and Fianna Fáil’s David McGuinness to take on Nulty – but electoral rule saw Coppinger eliminated…
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: The winners of the Presidential race and the Dublin West by-election become clearer, an interesting change to succession laws for Commonwealth countries and why Twitter is ruining your wordplay (according to Ralph Fiennes…)
The count begins: What happens today...
Counting kicks off at 43 constituency centres around the state at 9am this morning, but the first count may not be officially announced until around 7pm this evening.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In tonight’s Fix: Ireland goes to the polls, markets embrace the Greece deal, how much you’ll pay for an iPhone 4S, and just what DID cause Monday night’s flooding?
FG candidate in Dublin West says she's 'the only government candidate'
Eithne Loftus is distributing campaign leaflets that say she is the only government candidate despite Labour’s Patrick Nulty also running in the by-election.
A farmer, a teacher and JFK: meet the Dublin West by-election candidates
A total of 13 candidates are running for the seat vacated by the death of Brian Lenihan. runs the rule over all of them…
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In tonight’s Fix: Gallagher’s war of words with SF over donation, the flood cleanup continues, Taoiseach still wants to cut the bailout bill… and was Muammar Gaddafi a Liverpool fan?
Meet Dublin West independent candidate Jim Tallon... as Knight Rider
The independent candidate has been contesting elections since 1981 and he’s also a fan of Knight Rider if this is anything to go by…
13 names in the running for Dublin West by-election
Six non-party candidates line up against seven from established parties, in the by-election to fill Brian Lenihan’s old seat.
Registration for election and referendum voting closes today
If you haven’t gotten your vote sorted out yet, you’ve only got a few hours left to fix it. Here’s what you need to do.
Poll shows support for passing two referendums
Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil is urging the Government to publish the text of the referenda as a matter of urgency.
You've got until Monday to get your voting forms submitted
Monday October 10 is your last day to register for voting in the election (or elections) and referenda. Here’s how to do it.
Brian Lenihan 'did an outstanding job in extraordinarily difficult circumstances'
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has hailed the late Brian Lenihan for his actions when he was Minister for Finance.
Apprentice’s Barry Caesar Hunt to contest Dublin West by-election
Hunt, best known for his appearance on last year’s TV3 series of The Apprentice, wants to take Brian Lenihan’s old seat.
Fine Gael picks local councillor to contest Dublin West by-election
Eithne Loftus will contest the seat vacated by Brian Lenihan.
First candidates named in Dublin West by-election
The election is eight weeks away, but we already have a few candidates – though larger parties are yet to name theirs.
Government confirms October 27 as polling date for by-election
The election to fill Brian Lenihan’s seat in Dublin West will be held alongside the Presidential Election and two referenda.
Conor Lenihan 'will not run' for late brother Brian's seat
The former Fianna Fáil minister will be overlooked in favour of a younger face, according to reports.
Obituary: Brian Lenihan TD, 1959-2011
A biography of the late former Minister for Finance, who died at his home this morning aged 52.
Varadkar's team remove '10,000 cable ties' abandoned after election
Tourism minister Leo Varadkar says he and his team have removed thousands of ties abandoned after removing election posters.
Opposition 'still an option' for Labour, chiefs believe
Labour’s National Council gives its go-ahead for coalition talks with FG – but says it won’t fly straight into government.
Parties yet to decide on European Parliament replacements
The Socialist Party replacements will meet to decide who can succeed Joe Higgins’, while Alan Kelly’s seat is also free.
Fianna Fáil wipe out marks the end of political dynasties
Well known Fianna Fáil names like Haughey, Hanafin, Coughlan, Andrews and McEllistrim are no longer in the Dáil.