Susan O’Keeffe and Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government Seanad leader Maurice Cummins has described the selection of two Opposition Senators for the banking inquiry committee as a “democratic de(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been accused of “tampering” with the democratic process in the ongoing row over membership of the committee to investigate(...)

Enda Kenny: speaking in the Seanad on the establishment of an inquiry into the recording of phone calls in Garda stations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has revealed that in the past two weeks he received a number of correspondences alleging wrongdoing by ga(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik: “Certainly, it is a matter of grave concern that the agency entrusted with the independent oversight of the Garda Síochána apparently has been subjected to surveillance.”

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik called for a debate on the suspected bugging incidents at the headquarters of the Garda Ombudsman C(...)

Michael Healy-Rae kept shouting about Bobby Ewing. “It’s a Dallas moment” he shrieked. “Bizarre” said Michael. “Unprecedented.”

The Taoiseach came in for a lot of stick over his attitude to the Seanad yesterday. Outside of the Government parties, the general view in the Dáil is(...)

The Grid Link project, a €500 million scheme that will create a high voltage link between Leinster and Munster carried on overhead lines involving an estimated 750 pylons. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The number of submissions received by Eirgrid over its plans to install a network of large pylons across the country had run into thousands by the tim(...)

Frank Ryan, who recently retired as chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, was yesterday named by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Photograph: Frank Miller

Inward investment agency IDA Ireland “needs to continue to sharpen its focus” and re-examine what type of jobs it can “realistically” attract to regio(...)

Senator Jimmy Harte. Shock expressed by colleagues at his injuries suffered in a fall.

Senators expressed their shock yesterday at the injury suffered by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte (55) in a fall in Dublin last weekend.On the Order of Bu(...)

Ae motion from Independent Ronan Mullen, seconded by Sinn Féin, called for legislation to regulate the construction and siting of high-voltage lines and to “make provision for the placing of such high voltage electricity transmission lines underground” where possible. Photograph: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch/Bloomberg News

The Government had a single vote victory in a Seanad private member’s motion on electricity pylons after three Labour Party Senators abstained.The mot(...)

Martin Delaney from Clonmel at Saturday’s anti-pylon protest walk to the Mahon Falls, Co Waterford. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

More than 1,500 people walked in the cold winter rain at the weekend to protest against any proposed Eirgrid network of pylons designated for the area(...)