Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney (right): said rural people could see the impact of Government policies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Claims by Fianna Fáil Senators that the Government has abandoned rural Ireland led to sharp exchanges. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly said some 20 GP(...)

The Irish rugby team stand for the national anthem. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has said the national anthem should be brought back in to copyright. File photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The national anthem should be brought back in to copyright to avoid commercial abuse, Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has said. The copyright on Amhrá(...)

 Mayo GP Dr Gerry Crowley speaking at the No Doctor No Village public meeting. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Jerry Cowley, a Mayo GP who became an Independent TD in 2002 after he became infuriated by the standard of medical care in rural Ireland, stood in fro(...)

The Government has announced that drivers who smoke in cars in the company of children will face prosecutions and fines of €100 from New Year’s Day. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has announced that drivers who smoke in cars in the company of children will face prosecutions and fines of €100 from New Year’s Day. (...)

Minister for Children James Reilly who will announce details of the commencement of the measure today with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

Drivers who smoke in cars in the company of children will face prosecution from January 1st. Minister for Children James Reilly and Minister for Healt(...)

Minister for State Kathleen Lynch: said tagging was in operation in a small number of cases for prisoners on temporary release.

There were exchanges in the Seanad in a row over the cost of tagging offenders rather than sending them to prison. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly said(...)

Senator Mark Daly, Fianna Fáil, meeting with the Halawa sisters from left; Nosayba, Fatima, Omaima and Somaia Halawa at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has reiterated that the final decision to release Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa (19), who has been detai(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, campaigning for his release from prison in Egypt. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Barristers examining the case of Ibrahim Halawa believe the release of the Irish teenager, who has been detained in Egypt for almost two years, could (...)

Somaia, Fatima and Omaima Halawa, sisters of  Ibrahim Halawa, demonstrating outside  Government Buildings earlier this month.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan were told last week that Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager detained in Egy(...)

Mohamed Farah’s training camp is at the centre of a documentary alleging banned drug use, which suggests his training partner Galen Rupp has taken testosterone since the age of 16. Photograph: Getty

Mo Farah’s training partner Galen Rupp has taken the banned anabolic steroid testosterone since he was 16 under the supervision of the pair’s coach Al(...)