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Seanad Election: Fiona O’Loughlin on losing her seat – and hitting...

One of the shock results of the General Election last month saw Fianna Fáil's Fiona O'Loughlin lose her seat in Kildare South. She was the...

Seanad Elections: Local Labour candidate bidding to win seat after strong...

Amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak, it would be easy to forget that there is actually a national election ongoing at the...

Explained: Who votes and how it works – five local candidates...

There a number of local candidates contesting for a seat in the Senate with nominations now closed and voting to commence later this month. Two...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition the preferred option for Laois...

Laois TD and the current Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says it's his preference for his party Fine Gael to go into Government with...

Box by Box: How the Edenderry area voted in the 2020...

Brian Stanley's utter dominance across the Laois-Offaly constituency was nowhere more evident than in the Edenderry Municipal District as he polled more first preferences...

New Portalington TD Berry puts focus on Defence Forces and schools...

With numbers so tight in the arithmetic to form the next government, the votes of Independent TDs like Portarlington's Cathal Berry could be the...

Laois TD Stanley calls on Fianna Fail to stop ‘playing games’...

Sinn Fein TD for Laois Brian Stanley has called on Fianna Fail to stop playing games and enter talks to form the next government. The...

Box by Box: How the Tullamore area voted in Offaly in...

Barry Cowen was the clear winner in the Tullamore Municipal District in this year's General Election as the tallies show he got over 4,300...

John Leahy on a mandate for change, his Renua years and...

Defeated Laois-Offaly General Election candidate John Leahy has said that left-leaning parties have a mandate to form a Government and that their policies should...

Box by box: How the Birr-Ferbane area voted in Offaly in...

As the fallout continues from the 2020 General Election, we continue our look at how the Laois-Offaly constituency voted. Today we venture across the county...

Box by Box: How the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick area voted in the 2020...

Brian Stanley's dominance across the Laois-Offaly constituency, and in particularly in Laois, was again evident in the Borris-in-Ossory/Municipal District when he took in over...

How the power of prayer was the secret weapon to get...

It might be pushing it a bit far to call it a miracle, but the re-election of one local TD last weekend was against...

No regrets as Fianna Fail’s Peter Ormond reflects on election campaign

For Fianna Fail's Peter Ormond, last week's General Election was a new experience. Not only was it his first time going for the Dail, but...

In Pictures: Portarlington celebrates the election of its first TD since...

A large crowd of supporters of the newly elected TD for Kildare South, Portarlington resident, Dr Cathal Berry gathered in Portarlington Golf Club on...

Talking Politics: Observations on Laois-Offaly, Kildare South & a replayed election?

Brought to you in association with Midlands Park Hotel A week on from the country going to the polls in the 2020 General Election, there's...

Box by Box: How the Graiguecullen-Portarlington area voted in the 2020...

The Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District in Laois voted overwhelmingly in favour of the three outgoing TDs from the county in last weekend's General Election as...

Box by Box: How the Portlaoise area voted in the 2020...

As in keeping with how he performed across the Laois-Offaly constituency, Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley got almost double that of his nearest challenger in...

Labour’s Noel Tuohy calls on elected TDs to honour promises on...

Labour Cllr Noel Tuohy has called on those who won election in Laois-Offaly at the General Election to honour the promises they made in...

‘Fianna Fáil got no mandate to govern ‘ says elected Seán...

Seán Fleming believes that his party have no place in the next government following the results of the 2020 General Election. The Fianna Fáil TD,...

Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy on her time as a TD, a possible Senate...

By the very nature of General Elections, there will be winners and losers. The one that the public see is the candidates themselves. They put...

Brian Cowen’s family open up on rehabilitation following serious health scare

The family of former Taoiseach Brian Cowen have opened up on his condition following a serious health scare last July. Wife Mary, alongside daughters Sinead...

Fianna Fail’s Flanagan vows to fight on after failing to win...

Fianna Fail General Election candidate Pauline Flanagan says that she will continue to fight for the things she is passionate about after failing to...

‘Vicious personal campaign’ didn’t deter Flanagan as he gets elected for...

Outgoing Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that the 'vicious personal' attacks that he was subjected to over the last number of weeks did...

Elected Berry to represent people of East Laois who were ‘forgotten...

Independent Cathal Berry made history yesterday evening as he became the first Portarlington-based TD to be elected to the Dail since 1927. Berry, who is...

In Pictures: All the best images from Day 2 of the...

General Election 2020 has come to an end. Laois-Offaly has returned five of the TDs and all of them were sitting when the Dail dissolved...

Seán Fleming returned to the Dáil for Fianna Fáil on final...

That Seán Fleming had to wait until the 11th and final count in Laois-Offaly to secure his seat in the 33rd Dáil is testament...

Carol Nolan defies the pre-election predictions to retain seat in Laois-Offaly

Independent candidate Carol Nolan has been re-elected to Dail Eireann on the 11th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency. The Cadamstown woman, who was initially elected...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of our coverage from Day 2 of...

We're back for Day 2 of the General Election Count in Laois-Offaly. The story across the country yesterday was one of the same - an...

ELECTED: Outgoing Minister for Justice Flanagan returned on 10th count in...

Charlie Flanagan has been elected on the 10th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency having been put over the quota by his running mate Marcella...

‘A tough day … but glad to have represented the people...

There have been many shock results in the 2020 General Election but one of the bigger ones has been the defeat of Fianna Fail's...