Catherine Murphy asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny where he placed himself “in this blame game”

The controversy surrounding water charges was more than a communications issue, Independent TD Catherine Murphy told the Dáil.“It is a loss of trust (...)

Dáil business was abandoned after a row over speaking rights. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:29

Business was abandoned for the day in the Dáil this afternoon following a row over speaking rights during which three TDs were suspended.The Dáil was (...)

 Catherine Murphy:  claimed Bills to reform the construction industry “fall way behind” on the Dáil schedule

Legislation the construction sector most wants to see changed is on the Government’s priority list while Bills to reform the industry “fall way behind(...)

Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle: said that in Ireland 4,300 asylum seekers were in 34 direct provision centres, living in “inhumane conditions not fit for the 21st century”. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Renewed calls have been made for the Government to abolish the system of direct provision for asylum seekers.Independent TD Thomas Pringle, introduci(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said any Government Minister who lived outside Dublin but had a second home in the capital would benefit from reduced water charges on that residence, it has emerged. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Any Government Minister who lives outside Dublin but has a second home in the capital will benefit from reduced water charges on that residence, it ha(...)

Catherine Murphy TD (Ind). “It seems that the position you took then is not one you are prepared to take now, 
when
public opinion is on your side and you are in a position to do something about it.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has been accused of disappointing Labour party members who had opposed the 1983 abortion referendum. Independent TD Catherine (...)

A Bill, introduced by Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger,  has been introduced in the Dáil to allow a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment to the Constitution which prohibits abortion.  File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Bill has been introduced in the Dáil to allow a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment to the Constitution. which prohibits abortion.As another “Mar(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: told the Dáil that regulator was considering the approach to compensating households where the water supply was not fit for human consumption.    Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The regulator is considering the approach to compensating households where the water supply was not fit for human consumption, Minister for the Env(...)

 Catherine Murphy:  says she will discuss the matter   later with Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has said the composition of the Dáil technical group should be raised with the Committee on Procedure and Privileges an(...)

Asking people to pay for contaminated water was monstrous, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has told the Dáil.In sharp exchanges with Taoiseach Enda (...)