Dessie Ellis: said 158 people were found sleeping rough on Dublin streets last Wednesday night. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 100,000 men, women and children were now on the State’s housing list, Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis told the Dáil last night. There were (...)

Wednesday is usually the Dáil’s most substantial day. Last Wednesday, however, our lawmakers made no laws. They didn’t vote on any laws either.(...)

Republicans convicted of offences before the Good Friday Agreement was put in place should not be excluded from driving a taxi, a Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis has suggested.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Republicans convicted of offences before the Good Friday Agreement was put in place should not be excluded from driving a taxi, Sinn Féin TD Dessie El(...)

Róisín Shortall: an annual review of the operation of the legislation is required so that its impact is closely monitored. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another referendum is necessary to adequately deal with the complex issue of abortion, former Labour minister of state Róisín Shortall has told the Dá(...)

Blaming the non-delivery of housing on anti-social behaviour was not acceptable since no other community was punished for the actions of a few, said Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis.  Photograph: Collins

Local council’s should be stripped of their powers over Traveller accommodation because of their ineffectiveness on delivering housing need, an(...)