Dara Calleary: the legislation is “being stretched to include matters linked to media mergers”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil has described as “very odd and slightly suspicious” the inclusion of media merger-related issues in legislation to deal with patents.“I a(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: reforms about broader systemic failures

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has introduced legislation in the Dáil to strengthen the role and powers of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Comm(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys today stood over her appointment of Fine Gael Seanad byelection candidate John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys today stood over her appointment of Fine Gael Seanad byelection candidate John McNulty to the board of the Irish M(...)

Five farmers received social welfare overpayments averaging €116,000 each last year, according to the Comptroller & Auditor General’s report for 2(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney says Government had not decided “definitely” to go ahead with sending more troops to the Golan Heights. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney is hopeful agreement can be reached soon on a UN statement confirming a structural change to the Golan Heights mis(...)

The byelections to replace two TDs who have been elected to the European parliament, will take place on Friday, October 10th, Taoiseach Enda Kenny h(...)

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(...)