Emmet Stagg: the Labour politician says he is proud of the time he spent as  minister for housing and energy from 1993 to 1997. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Labour’s Emmet Stagg has been a constant presence in the Dáil since 1987. On the party’s worst day not even its most consistent politician could catch(...)

Roisín Shortall:  ‘[The Government] thought it was just a matter of saying they’ll keep the recovery going, and most people were saying, what recovery, they hadn’t felt it.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has seriously misjudged the mood of the electorate, according to the Social Democrats. The party yesterday launched a final attempt to (...)

Joan Collins TD was in court on Thursday for the opening of her appeal against a November 2013 three-judge High Court decision rejecting her challenge against the issuing of €31bn in promissory notes by the Minister for Finance. Photograph: Collins Courts

The issuing of €31 billion promissory notes in favour of Anglo Irish Bank and other financial institutions by the minister for finance in 2010 involve(...)

Catherine Murphy said there were “obvious questions of probity”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Questions have been raised about the awarding of the call service contract for Irish Water to Cork-based company Abtran. Social Democrats TD Catheri(...)

 Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said there were “obvious questions of probity” in the awarding of an Irish Water contract to Abtran. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Questions have been raised about the awarding of the call service contract for Irish Water to Cork-based company Abtran. Social Democrats TD Catheri(...)

The request by the tourist assistance service was made in a letter in recent months to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and posted on Tuesday to the lobbying register. Photograph: The Irish Times

A tourism body wants the Government to provide a seven-day Dublin city centre drop-in centre for visitors who fall victim to crimes such as robbery an(...)

National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor: Breakthrough Manifesto for Women “going really well”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One hundred candidates for this year’s general election have now signed up to the The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) Breakthrough Manifest(...)

Catherine Murphy: She pointed out in a Dáil debate that the Mahon and Moriarty tribunals had cost more than €200 million but implementation of their recommendations had been wholly unsatisfactory. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is involved in a “calculated removal of oversight” on matters of public interest, Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy has claimed. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the annual turning on of the Christmas tree lights in Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Criminal charges may follow from the RTE Investigates programme, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. He was responding to Fianna Fáil lead(...)

The Prime Time Investigates special on political corruption could  add up to no more than a slot on a TV history programme without firm action, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The significance of Monday’s RTÉ programme on political corruption will extend no further than Reeling in the Years unless the Government acts, Sinn F(...)