Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: said much would depend on the terms of reference presented to the Dáil in the autumn

The appointment of Judge Yvonne Murphy as chairwoman of the forthcoming commission of inquiry into mother-and-baby homes has been questioned in the D(...)

Fianna Fáil has introduced legislation to ensure people forced to boil water are not subject to water charges.Moving a Private Members’ Bill the part(...)

The cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park marked a loss of some €250 million for Dublin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park marked a loss of some €250 million for Dublin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.Speaking(...)

Michéal Martin: claimed that 30,000 medical cards had been taken back and asked what happened to the other 15,000 that were not being returned. Photograph: Eric Luke

Restoring 13,300 discretionary medical cards* cancelled in HSE reviews will cost an estimated €13 million, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. He(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: denied there had been a “cull” of medical cards and there was “no intention of having a cull of medical cards”  Photograph: Frank Miller

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has told the Dáil he has “full confidence” in Minister for Health James Reilly. He was resp(...)

British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers and Minister for Justice David Ford have been accused of “escalating dissident activity” (...)

 Newly-appointed Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Frances Fitzgerald, newly-appointed Minister for Children, Charlie Flanagan and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Aras an Uachtarain where the ministers received their seals of office.  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The Dáil has approved Frances Fitzgerald’s appointment as Minister for Justice and Equality.Fine Gael party chairman Charlie Flanagan succeeds her as (...)

Clare Daly: “Evidence of unlawful Garda activity towards Ian Bailey has been known by this State since 2001 and the DPP’s report.”

The Commission of Investigation into the recording of telephone calls at Garda stations will cost €2 million this year, accord(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan considering introduction of ‘rounding’ scheme to eliminate 1c and 2c coins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is expected to decide shortly on whether to introduce a national voluntary “rounding” sche(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to ask the prison service for a report on the inadvertent taping of phone calls. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to ask the prison service for a report on the inadvertent taping of phone calls between p(...)