Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s €134,000 a year pension will increase by €2,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A group of Fine Gael TDs have raised concerns about increases in ministerial pensions which will be given to former office holders such as ex -taois(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen at Leinster House for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Interesting remarks by Charlie McCreevy and Brian Cowen this week at the Oireachtas banking inquiry about that infamous Fianna Fáil tent at the Galway(...)

County council chairman John Brassil is based in the north of the constituency, while Norma Moriarty is based in the south. Photograph: David Sleator

Fianna Fáil is expected to add a second candidate to contest the new Kerry five- seat constituency, following the selection of county council chairman(...)

John O’Donoghue: his decision not to seek a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election clears the way for the  party to run two candidates. Photograph: David Sleator

Former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s decision not to seek a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election has cleared the way for the party(...)

John Perry TD: Stepped down as minister of State for small business in July of last year in a Government reshuffle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD John Perry is one of dozens of TDs who have appointed relations to positions during the lifetime of this Dáil. Mr Perry appointed his wif(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly has established a working group, which includes representatives from several Government departments, to look at the childcare issue. Photograph: Collins

Government efforts to make childcare more affordable and allow increased numbers of parents to enter the workplace are likely to focus on widening acc(...)

Earlier this week, we published an article detailing the number of Dáil debates and committee meetings in which TDs had spoken during 2014.The piece a(...)

Kerry South deputy Michael Healy-Rae said he had ‘grave concerns’ about the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015.

TDs with connections to the pub trade have expressed mixed views about the Government’s measures designed to reduce alcohol consumption. Kerry South d(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said there had been increased investment in Garda vehicles of up to €27 million over the past number of years. Photograph: Frank Miller

The deliberate ramming of Garda vehicles was a matter of grave concern, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told the Dáil.She said the safety of g(...)

Mountain-top Christian cross was discovered felled on Saturday morning  by climbers and posted on the Kerry Climbing social media website. It is suspected that the vandalism was planned and carried out by a group.

Gardaí are being dispatched to the top of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, near Killarney after the mountain-top Christian cross was cut dow(...)