Clare Daly: “Evidence of unlawful Garda activity towards Ian Bailey has been known by this State since 2001 and the DPP’s report.”

The Commission of Investigation into the recording of telephone calls at Garda stations will cost €2 million this year, accord(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Paschal Donohoe:  “There is an expectation now that they will deliver.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is an expectation the four Northern Ireland parties involved in discussions on the peace process “will deliver”, the Dáil has heard. (...)

Minister for Justice  Alan Shatter: Survived motion of no confidence

The Government last night comfortably voted down a Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. The resu(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald: “I will be bound and am bound . . . to provide for a balancing between the strong constitutional provision relating to privacy and the right to identity.”

A law to facilitate the tracing of relatives for those affected by adoption must take account of the “strong constitutional” r(...)

Brothers in arms: The spreading of responsibility by Mr Shatter is being painted by the Opposition as the minister trying to pass the buck.

It seems the widespread taping of telephone calls at Garda stations was such a good secret those who knew about it didn’t want to tell anyone e(...)

The Coalition has nobody to blame but itself for the resignation of Martin Callinan as commissioner and, and to a certain extent, how the issue of widespread recording of phone calls at Garda stations has erupted all of a sudden.

The Coalition has nobody to blame but itself for the resignation of Martin Callinan as commissioner and, and to a certain extent, how the issue(...)

A number of US airforce aircraft refuelled at Shannon and were present there over the past period, says Clare Daly. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter has told the Dáil he has no knowledge of any aircraft carrying weapons to Iraq landing at Sh(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade mainly provides the ambulance service in Dublin under Dublin City Council, while the HSE provides the ambulance service outside Dublin

Public representatives from across Dublin have expressed opposition to a HSE plan to take control of the city(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny acknowledges applause following his address at the Fine Gael ardfheis at the RDS. “Enda looked well, exuding sincerity as he confidently delivered the speech he and his Ministers have been delivering since before Christmas.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Woke up. Down the stairs for the restorative drop of tea. And there – the shock of it – was Enda Kenny, in his good suit, leering (...)

Shane Ross: “If a message is to go out today from us to the people, it should be that the commissioner should fall on his sword and resign because of his behaviour and because of his deep politicisation in this particular controversy”

A call has been made for Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan to “fall on his sword” and resign. Independent (...)

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