The tax settlement of €26,660 relates to taxi journeys between officers’ homes and headquarters. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

The meter on one Government department’s substantial taxi bill has shot up to €26,660 after a settlement with the Revenue Commissioners.This has bee(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said a “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service numbers supplied to it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers supplied to the company, Minister for the Environm(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly says it is not his “intention to see any form of bonus culture in Irish Water”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has strongly reiterated his view that “I do not want to see any form of bonus culture” in Irish Water. During(...)

Candles  outside the doorway on Molesworth street where Jonathan Corrie  was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin’s homeless authority says repeated offers of accommodation were made to Jonathan Corrie, the rough sleeper who died just yards from Leinster Ho(...)

A man walks past flowers left near Leinster House in Dublin, where a man was found dead this morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 2:50

Homeless groups have warned of grave risks facing rough sleepers following the death of a homeless man a short distance from Leinster House in Dublin.(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the announcement of the social housing strategy 2020 at Custom House in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has committed to spending €3.8 billion to build and refurbish 35,000 social housing units over the next five years. The Coalitio(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: went and ruined everything by announcing she wasn’t going to beat her way into the Dáil chamber, resume her sit-in and force the ushers to carry her out. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Unbearable tension in Leinster House when the Dáil returned for business on Tuesday. The ushers were wearing shinpads and loosening up by lifting dumb(...)

Billy Kelleher: “I will be paid €100 by the  Government some time next year that I did not seek and which I do not really need.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Conservation was on the minds of some TDs as water charges again dominated Dáil proceedings yesterday.Sinn Féin’s Seán Crowe attempted to be helpful. (...)

Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald argued over treatment of protesters by gardaí. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil yesterday she was satisfied Irish Water would pass the Eurostat market corporation test as an independent company (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: Trapped for over two hours in her car at the weekend by a baying mob and yesterday, trapped in the Chamber for over 40 minutes and fearing her ears were about to bleed. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill 4:44

“We’re listening,” they croaked, dripping with humility and contrition.“We have made mistakes.” A chastened Government front bench took up position in(...)