Richard Boyd Barrett TD says that if politicians’ wages were the same as those they represent, it would give them “a real incentive to make the decisions”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit has said that if its party manifesto was implemented, all TDs would be paid the national industrial wage. At the launch of the m(...)

Ross Aspill (16)  and his horse Cheeky Chappy in Clondalkin,  Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Stray horses in west Dublin would “inevitably” die of starvation, disease and lack of shelter this winter if a project aimed at addressing their welfa(...)