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Was childcare really that big an issue for voters in the general election?
It was a prominent topic throughout the election but just 3% of voters said it was the most important deciding factor for them.
Brendan Howlin to step down as leader of the Labour Party
Howlin has led the party since 2016, when he took over from Joan Burton.
What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?
The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.
Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics
The Fine Gael politician ran unsuccessfully for the third time in Dublin Fingal.
Social Democrats’ Gary Gannon takes final seat in Dublin Central battleground
The constituency takes in a broad stretch of Dublin’s northside, from the inner city out to Smithfield, and north towards Ashtown and Drumcondra.
PBP's Gino Kenny, who conceded defeat yesterday, retains Dublin Mid-West seat
Kenny said he thought he was “political toast” 24 hours ago.
McDonald: 'I've made contact with Greens, Soc Dems and PBP about government formation'
She said her preference would be to form a government without Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.
'A forced marriage wouldn't make a good government: Varadkar continues to rule out Sinn Féin coalition
Sinn Féin’s Paul Donnelly has already been elected in the Taoiseach’s constituency.
When do the polls close? What should I bring? Everything you need to know before casting your vote
Happy voting!
What are the issues affecting people in your area? We want to send our election team to your hometown
Over the next three weeks we’ll be sending reporters around the country to hear directly from voters about the issues that really matter in their local area.
Fine Gael senator withdraws her candidacy in the next general election
An election date is set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?
The Taoiseach wants to have a general election at the beginning of the summer.