Renua TD Terence Flanagan at Leinster House. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected a Bill that would stop Ryanair from obliging passengers to show their passport as identification for flights between Irela(...)

Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy TD outside the Dáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sloppy planning and construction legislation has resulted in unnecessary bills for management companies for many residents in multi-unit developments,(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD: said he could not comment on any individual case but hoped inspectors would inspect cars in nearly all circumstances because of how important it is in terms of road safety.” Photograph: Collins

MARIE O’HALLORAN Almost 100 per cent of vehicle inspections at National Car Test (NCT) centres are properly conducted, according to the Minister for T(...)

 Labour Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Ciara Conway,  who spoke in favour of the Sinn Féin proposal, were absent for the vote. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

The Government last night rejected a Sinn Féin motion calling for the State to grant ethnic minority status to Travellers by 58 to 39 votes. Labour M(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Dessie Ellis: he 80 new families a month were reporting homelessness and that there were 130 individuals sleeping rough in Dublin every night. Photograph: Alan Betson

One hundred and fifty modular houses are to be built to deal with the housing crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told the Dáil the modular hou(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath suggested they give people hope and discuss solutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

The election campaign is effectively under way.It was fought out in the Dáil yesterday against the backdrop of The Irish Times opinion poll, which sho(...)

Michael McNamara said he was not prepared “to gamble with what I believe is the key to the economic development of all of this State.” Photograph: Eric Luke/ THE IRISH TIMES

The decision was finally made to sell off some of the family silver in the Dáil yesterday. It was removed from the State’s sideboard amid bitter excha(...)

Minister for Trasport Paschal Donohoe: “It is envisaged that by the end of 2016, a new net 150 jobs will have been created in Aer Lingus , rising to a new net total of 635 jobs by 2020.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sale of the State’s Aer Lingus share would create jobs, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil. “It is envisaged that by the end o(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Government of adopting a “slippery, sleeveen’’ approach to sale of Aer Lingus.

The sale of the State’s share in Aer Lingus will create employment, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has insisted in the Dáil. “It is envisaged (...)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: said the Department of the Environment had not yet released any of the funding pledged

Dublin City Council is offering sleeping bags to homeless people instead of emergency accommodation, the Dáil has heard.Sinn Féin social protection s(...)