Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald argued over treatment of protesters by gardaí. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil yesterday she was satisfied Irish Water would pass the Eurostat market corporation test as an independent company (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald should make a complaint to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission if she felt gardaí had acted inappropriately. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald should make a complaint to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) if (...)

Sinn Fein duputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, with Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD speaking to media at Leinster House today.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said her party is seeking a meeting with Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett following her suspension from the (...)

Brendan Ogle of the Right to Water campaign group said anyone who could not protest peacefully should ‘stay away’ from the next protest on December 10th.

The Right to Water campaign has called for a mass mobilisation of citizens to again protest against water charges in Dublin on December 10th and has s(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald arrives  at Leinster House this morning. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:28

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald has said she does not regret her decision to stage a sit-in in the Dáil chamber which led to her being suspe(...)

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald will be  “turning up for work as normal” today despite being suspended until Wednesday, a Sinn Féin spokesman said.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:28

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald is not expected to try to force her way into the Dáil chamber today following her suspension for a four-hour(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald outside the Houses of the Oireachtas last week after her Dáil sit-in. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The mob-like behaviour of anti-water charges protesters in Tallaght at the weekend puts in the ha’penny place former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s 2011 war(...)

 Regina Doherty met gardaí on Friday.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael TD has called for legislation that will allow whistleblowers to come forward with evidence about sexual abuse by members of paramilitary g(...)

Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald outside Leinster House in Dublin on Friday after staging a sit-in following her suspension from the Dail. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 3:28

Sinn Féin has said deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald is “turning up for work as normal tomorrow” despite being suspended from the Dáil until Wednesday f(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “There is a new drug on the streets now called ice, and it’s ravaging communities. The people working to help addicts and their families need more resources, not fewer.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sit-in bumps Maureen O’Sullivan off the agenda When Mary Lou McDonald threw Gerry’s teddy bears out of the Sinn Féin pram on Thursday, she did no favo(...)