Clare Daly: said an employee taken on by Hertz car hire was paid “the princely sum of €2.46 per hour for a period of months on the promise of a permanent position’’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A total of €637,000 had been recovered in unpaid wages by the National Employment Rights Authority (Nera) up to the end of last month, Minister of Sta(...)

People taking part in the anti-water charges protest march in O’Connell Street, Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Upwards of 50,000 people marched against water charges in Dublin today in one of the largest demonstrations seen in the capital in years. The marchers(...)

The airline plans to use Boeing 787 Dreamliners on its new route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles via Dublin. Photograph: Jenny Vaughan/AFP/Getty Images

Ethiopian Airlines plans to operate Dublin to Los Angeles and Addis Ababa services from next summer after agreeing a deal with the Government allowin(...)

Clare Daly: said the law purported to protect religions from blasphemy but it was actually encouraging division

Independent TD Clare Daly described the recital of a prayer at the beginning of Dáil business as “offensive’’.She said she did not think it had a plac(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly has claimed some of the younger Fianna Fáil TDs in Leinster House agree with her position on abortion that the eighth constitutional amendment should be removed

Independent TD Clare Daly has claimed some of the younger Fianna Fáil TDs in Leinster House agree with her position on abortion that the eighth consti(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly: claimed every Irish family had experienced abortion, although ‘some of them may not know it’. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent TD Clare Daly has criticised Minister for Health Leo Varadkar for saying a referendum on abortion should not take place in the run-up to a(...)

Opposition calls for a referendum on abortion next spring at the same time as the plebiscite on same-sex marriage have been rejected by Minister for (...)

A referendum on abortion ‘shouldn’t be done on foot of a tragedy or a very hard case’, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A referendum on abortion should not take place in the run-up to a general election because candidates might be forced into making commitments, Ministe(...)

Socialist Party TD Clare Daly has congratulated Simon Coveney on his additional appointment as Minister for Defence as well has having responsibility for Agriculture, the Marine and Food. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture and Defence Simon Coveney has received praise from an unexpected quarter.Socialist Party TD Clare Daly congratulated him on h(...)

 Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty: disagreed with  pro-choice view that women in Ireland did not have determination over their own bodies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty has backed her party colleague Olivia Mitchell’s view that the eighth constitutional amendment should be put to a referen(...)