President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi definitely doesn’t want to make a date with the now-running banking inquiry. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

And still they talked about water. It’s been tough going. In a lazy Leinster House afternoon, a lovely little exchange took place between Labour’s Eri(...)

Paschal Donohoe photographed on the plinth of the Dáil announcing the amended road traffic legislation to deal with penalty points. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

What’s the problem?Two errors in the Road Traffic Act 2014 have emerged which have placed a question mark over the 200,000 penalty points issued to 78(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said that an amendment  in  legislation will be enacted next week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

MARY MINIHAN Emergency legislation is to be introduced next week to close two loopholes in penalty point laws which have placed a question mark more t(...)

‘A technical issue which gave rise to potential difficulty with penalty points issued for motoring offences was identified,’ Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Amended penalty points legislation will be published Friday and rushed through the Dáil next week following the discovery of a flaw in the system and (...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke  looks at flowers and messages  left at the scene where a homless man died on Molesworth St in Dublin this week. Photograph:  Collins

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke says he believes it is possible to find suitable accommodation for the city’s rough sleepers within ten days. The L(...)

A man walks past flowers left near Leinster House in Dublin, where a man was found dead this morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 2:50

Homeless groups have warned of grave risks facing rough sleepers following the death of a homeless man a short distance from Leinster House in Dublin.(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the announcement of the social housing strategy 2020 at Custom House in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has committed to spending €3.8 billion to build and refurbish 35,000 social housing units over the next five years. The Coalitio(...)

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis introduced a Dáil debate on the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill to deal with an anomaly in existing legislation.

A Garda training programme on domestic violence, axed because of lack of funding, must be re-instated, the chairman of the Oireachtas justice committe(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said  her objective and that of the Government is to have a charging regime that is “affordable and where there is clarity and where there is certainty in relation to the pricing structure”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has not confirmed the remarks she made earlier this week that a family of four adults would pay less than €200 a year in water ch(...)

Gerry Adams: The IRA on occasion shot alleged sex offenders or expelled them,” he said.  “While this may have been expedient at the time it was not appropriate.”

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said last night abuse victims were failed by the IRA policy of shooting alleged sex offenders. His admission came as T(...)