Barry Cowen said the Government’s mantra was: “Oh, it’s all your fault and what we’ve inherited and what we did and what we did not do.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil TD has lashed out at the Government’s persistent criticism of his party’s time in office to defend its own polic(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government is involved in “wholescale privatisation of public transport services”, Sinn Féin transport spokesman Dessie Ellis has claimed.He said (...)

A steam train  pictured at  Rathdrum Railway Station 2012 as part of a Railway Preservation Society of Ireland trip. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Rail

Ireland’s rail transport system was better under the British, the Sinn Féin ardfheis has heard.Derry MLA Cathal O hOisin said “in 1890 no town or vill(...)

Phil Hogan: said there may be “a vested interest in some cases” keeping people in emergency accommodation

Vested interests may be involved in keeping some people in emergency accommodation at huge expense, according to Minister for the Environment Phil Hog(...)

Fr Peter McVerry’s trust is providing shelter for    265 homeless people. Photograph:  Paddy Whelan

It was a grim story of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. Statistics gave expression to the terrible sight of people sleeping in doorways in the capital city.(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis: Increased homelessness consequece of budget cuts.Photograph: Alan Betson

Emergency accommodation is not a viable long-term solution to homelessness, Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan said, as Government spending(...)

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan: said an independent review process was under way and was almost complete

A senior executive in Louth County Council acted for the local authority when it purchased his home, it was alleged in the Dáil.He was one of two seni(...)

 Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Public Expenditure Seán Fleming: minister should “do the decent thing”.

A call has been made in the Dáil for Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin to “do the decent thing” and scrap freedom of informati(...)

Leo Varadkar: “In Ireland we still have a tendency to see the need for learners to be accompanied as something of a nuisance.”

Learner and newly licensed drivers will only be allowed to have six rather than the standard 12 penalty points before disqualification under legislati(...)

File photograph of DART at Tara Street in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Rail Users Ireland (RUI), a representative body for train travellers, has said they are concerned that running shorter DART trains during off-peak hou(...)

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