Ruth Coppinger TD after taking an abortion pill bought from Belfast after bringing back abortion pills denied to women in the Republic of Ireland at Connolly Station, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 2:32

Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger and other pro-choice activists swallowed abortion pills during a rally outside Connolly Station in Dublin after taking a t(...)

John Halligan said it was “reprehensible”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

TDs have done well out of the budget and are better off than the people in poverty who elected them, the Dáil has heard.Independent TD John Halligan s(...)

A man sits on barriers erected to keep demonstrators away from Leinster House during the announcement of the 2015 Budget

The Government slicked on the gloss yesterday and got down to some long, slow and serious general election seduction.The Austerity Twins have left the(...)

The Dáil has passed the budgetary increase in tobacco.Minister for Children Dr James Reilly said the measure was an important part of achieving a toba(...)

Newly elected TD for Dublin West Paul Murphy is pictured outside Leinster House prior to taking up his seat in the Dáil today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The two TDs elected in Friday’s byelections took their seats in the Dáil chamber this afternoon in advance of the Budget.Independent TD Michael Fitzma(...)

Election winner Paul Murphy, now joining Joe Higgins and Ruth Coppinger on the bench behind Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s middle-class background and education might seem an unlikely background to being the newly elected TD for Dublin South West, with a soc(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan  Howlin told the Dáil today that, as he had indicated during the summer, he intended to open negotiations with the unions.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has again signalled that he intends discussing the reversal of pay cuts with public sector unions. Mr H(...)

Former MEP Paul Murphy of the Anti-Austerity Alliance canvassing in Tallaght yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The water pressure is very strong in Tallaght at the moment. But it has nothing to do with the pipes. There are allegations of lies on the doorsteps a(...)

David Cameron in a TV interview criticised what he called the ‘double Irish’ and the filtering of profits ‘through other low tax or no tax regimes’. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The British government needs to sort out its own tax situation before it starts criticising Ireland, the Dáil has heard.In a sharp attack on British p(...)

Joe Higgins TD called for amendment on what the inquiry will cover and had it accepted. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dáil and Seanad are expected to debate the finalised terms of reference for the banking inquiry next month after the 11-member committee signed o(...)