A guide to Ireland's political parties
Pat O'Toole
With the registration application of Ireland's 26th political party, Pat O'Toole looks across the current crowded field.
6 September 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: same constituency, higher profile
There was no change in boundary for the constituency Tommy Moyles lives in but it has a higher agricultural profile nationally than ever before.
16 August 2023
Independent TDs shaping up to ride wave of farmer support
Rural Ireland needs better representation in Leinster House, according to two Independent TDs, with both vying to provide it.
Farmers' Alliance to form a political party
The new grouping have some candidates in place, but are looking for more "like-minded candidates"
16 August 2023 News
‘It’s a city party that’s running the country now’
Farmers at the Tullamore Show spoke to Barry Murphy and Noel Bardon about the potential support for a farmers’ party.
16 August 2023 News
So it's time to party?
Everyone has an opinion on a notion of a farmers’ political party, it seems, as TDs and prospective TDs digest the appetite among farmers for something different.
16 August 2023 Dealer
Farmers’ party would ‘polarise’ political debate - Markey
Farmers' party would be “isolated away from mainstream politics”, said Colm Markey MEP.
14 August 2023 News
Three in four farmers would vote for a farmers' party
Over 70% of farmers are ready to support a farmers' party if one emerges, an Irish Farmers Journal survey has revealed.
9 August 2023 News
Future funding for broadcasters in Ireland
RTÉ would be in financial trouble if its top-10 star presenters worked for nothing.
7 August 2023 Viewpoints
Busy departure lounge in Brussels
To lose one commissioner may be unfortunate but two in the space of a few months would suggest a Commission coming to the end of its term earlier than usual.
2 August 2023 Dealer
Land annuities, economic war and the Anglo Irish Trade Agreement
Was De Valera’s decision to withhold land annuities bad economics; or good politics? Dr Tony McCarthy writes in our historical series on Irish land.
26 July 2023 Features
Irish Wildlife Trust campaigns officer resigns
Pádraic Fogarty has resigned his post as campaigns officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust.
23 July 2023 News