Tony Gregory’s deal with former taoiseach Charles Haughey was read into the Dáil record to some shock in 1982.

One healthy feature of Irish democracy is that election outcomes are not always predictable and can push parties and others outside their normal comfo(...)

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, likes to use business metaphors but our Dáil operates on principles that no business could afford. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is fond of using business metaphors. “Ireland is open for business.” It is “the best small country in the world to do business in(...)

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, likes to use business metaphors but our Dáil operates on principles that no business could afford. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is fond of using business metaphors. “Ireland is open for business.” It is “the best small country in the world to do business in(...)

Not since Alderman John Jinks of Sligo passed into political legend by failing to arrive in the Dáil for a crucial no-confidence vote in 1927 h(...)