Brian Ó Domhnaill: investigation on hold for three years after he launched a legal challenge. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Standards in Public Office Commission investigation into alleged duplication of expenses claims by Fianna Fáil senator Brian Ó Domhnaill may resum(...)

Fianna Fail Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill.

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into the alleged duplication of expenses cla(...)

The total paid by the Exchequer to non-party members of the Dáil and Seanad in 2014 was €812,989 - €563,859 to TDs and €249,000 to non-party members of the Seanad. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of complaints of alleged unethical behaviour by politicians received by the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) increased slightly(...)

Under the current civil debt legislation, utility companies including Irish Water as well as sole traders can apply to the courts to recover payment of debts ranging from €500 to €4,000.

Legislation to allow for the court-ordered attachment of earnings or social welfare payments of “won’t pay” debtors now goes to the President for sign(...)

Jillian van Turnhout, Alliance chief executive, and Dr Nóirín Hayes, chairperson of the Children’s Rights Alliance. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

People are still being imprisoned for non-payment of fines because legislation first passed five years ago to allow payment by instalment has not yet(...)

A farmer at work in the US. The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture has heard that genetically modified (GM) technologies, such as those used in the US,  are  an important tool to help feed the world. File photograph: Getty Images

Genetically modified (GM) technologies are not a panacea for all of our ills, but they are certainly an important tool to help feed the world, the Jo(...)

 Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has had his drink-driving case adjourned until March. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A case of alleged drink-driving against Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has been adjourned again until March 16th.Senator Ó Domhnaill (38), from Kil(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A case of alleged drink-driving against Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has been adjourned.The Fianna Fáil politician, who did not appear in court, (...)

Colm Burke: “The level of abuse and threats made to people has been outrageous.”     Photograph:  Tony O’Connell Photography

Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke said it was “very sad” that a Cork hotel had to cancel an event due to the security risks posed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny,(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: said that Irish Water was  necessary as an infrastructural  utility. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he would not rule out holding a referendum to ensure Irish Water stays in public ownership.He was sp(...)