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(...)

Catherine Murphy TD (Ind): “Why did you choose to accept a more expensive option that required us to borrow from the Pension Reserve Fund with massive interest costs?”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A water meter is installed somewhere in Ireland every 30 seconds, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has told the Dáil. Irish Water has installed(...)

  Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly:  local authority estates to be “mixed tenure”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 90,000 households will “have their housing needs met” between now and 2020, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly will announce this morning, (...)

Brendan Ogle of the Right to Water campaign group said anyone who could not protest peacefully should ‘stay away’ from the next protest on December 10th.

The Right to Water campaign has called for a mass mobilisation of citizens to again protest against water charges in Dublin on December 10th and has s(...)

Joe Higgins: said Enda Kenny had to be protected by gardaí as a result of popular discontent.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

And with one bound, our hero was free. Until next Wednesday. Everything will be explained then. Where once there was fear and anxiety, there will be c(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath

Dáil business was abandoned for the day yesterday afternoon and three TDs were suspended in a row over speaking time.Proceedings were adjourned three(...)

Gerry Adams: was under the impression on Monday that he wouldn’t be caught for any charges. File photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The president of Sinn Féin was in a good mood for somebody who had only recently learned that he’ll have to pay for his water like everyone else. And (...)

Lucinda Creighton: discussed joining the technical group yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The technical group of Independent TDs has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton claiming it will be “practically impossible” to(...)

Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Eric Luke

A handy day to ease the Dáil back to irrelevance after a long layoff. But although the new season kicked off yesterday afternoon, it seems the tran(...)