Fine Gael Minister of State for Public Expenditure and Reform Simon Harris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A proclamation of 1533 prohibiting criticism of the marriage of Henry VIII to his second wife, Anne Boleyn, after he divorced Catherine of Aragon, is (...)

Brendan Howlin gave the figure during a short Dáil debate on the 2016 Estimates for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission. Photograph: Eric Luke

Just over €14 million has been set aside for the running of Dáil and Seanad elections that must take place by early next year. And €3.388 million has(...)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: said the Department of the Environment had not yet released any of the funding pledged

Dublin City Council is offering sleeping bags to homeless people instead of emergency accommodation, the Dáil has heard.Sinn Féin social protection s(...)

Party commemorations will feature an historical drama show at the GPO.

An actor dressed as Patrick Pearse will deliver a midday reading of the Proclamation on O’Connell Street in Dublin “every day for 33 weeks” as part of(...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has said that sex abuse claims will ‘weigh heavily’ on the minds of voters heading into next year’s general election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said the current sex abuse claims made by Paudie McGahon will “weigh heavily” on the minds of some voters heading into (...)

Ictu president and general secretary of the Mandate union John Douglas

A senior trade unionist has told the Sinn Féin ardfheis he looks forward to working with the party in government, “both north and south”.John Douglas,(...)

Willie O’Dea:  people’s rights would “depend on the individual whim of their family doctor” when gender recognition should be “a matter of self-determination by the individual concerned”

The Gender Recognition Bill has been described as “a form of Irish solution to an Irish problem”, with the State adopting a “paternalistic approach”.(...)

 Aengus O’Snodaigh: ‘It does not take six  months to learn how to stack shelves.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Monitoring of the JobBridge scheme had revealed the vast majority of internships were found to be satisfactory, Minister for Communications, Energy(...)

Peter Mathews TD, formerly of Fine Gael, said there had been a “terrible trail of destruction, loss of life and mutilation” in countries across Europe because they lacked a constitutional provision allowing free votes on issues of conscience. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

An Independent TD has warned that the rigidity of the political party whip system in Ireland could lead to fascism. Peter Mathews, formerly of Fine Ga(...)

Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh claims the Government has sat on its hands since the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s review of the Irish pension system was published. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government has given the go-ahead for an expert group to begin work on a new retirement plan to address the “pensions time bomb”. Tánaiste Joan B(...)