Renua TD Terence Flanagan at Leinster House. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected a Bill that would stop Ryanair from obliging passengers to show their passport as identification for flights between Irela(...)

Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy TD outside the Dáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sloppy planning and construction legislation has resulted in unnecessary bills for management companies for many residents in multi-unit developments,(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney said that “not a single line appeared on the television sports results” last Sunday night about the Connacht senior ladies’ football final

A call has been made for RTÉ television to change its policy where every news bulletin, “starts with the result of English Premier League matches” in(...)

Alan Shatter: he was told by Pádraig Mac Lochlainn to  get off his high horse. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The former minister for justice got the current Minister into trouble. And he didn’t even mean to do it. Alan Shatter was taking a pot shot at the Opp(...)

Leo Varadkar: he said they should be able to negotiate independent contracts to recruit managers and specialists in the way semi-State bodies now do. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has been accused of wanting to privatise the health service into an Irish Water-style semi-State that would be managed by an accountan(...)

Defending the Coalitions’s approach  Heather Humphreys said that “coupled with the new visitor centre being developed in the GPO, the Moore Street commemorative centre will be a fitting and lasting tribute to the 1916 Easter Rising”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s vision on the centenary of the Easter Rising is to turn the historically significant area of Moore Street in Dublin into a shopping c(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: she  said the Government was acutely conscious of the impact of debt on families.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Just one in five homeowners facing eviction turns up in court for repossession hearings, according to the Tánaiste. Joan Burton pleaded with borrower(...)

 Tánaiste Joan Burton says the Government was acutely conscious of the impact of debt on families across the State and was determined to see it was resolved.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton was accused of giving only “tea and sympathy” rather than solutions to families facing eviction. Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou(...)

 Martin Ferris: The Horse Racing Ireland Bill  will give more control to the executive and dilute the power of industry bodies whose representatives are elected to the board by members, he said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Powerful on-course bookmakers could now get a seat on the board of Horse Racing Ireland, the governing body of the industry in Ireland, which sends ou(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  asked if the Taoiseach was “thoroughly embarrassed” by the decision to ask KPMG to investigate. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed the Fianna Fáil leader is asking him to “break the law”, in a row over the privilege of documents linked to the inqui(...)