John Halligan (left) and Shane Ross of the Independent Alliance group, at Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be considerable interest in the performance of Independent candidates, given opinion polls are suggesting they could hold the balance of po(...)

Fine Gael’s David Stanton: told the Dáil it should be a “privilege to be a member of a committee, not a right”.

A Fine Gael TD has criticised the poor attendance by some members of the House at Dáil committee meetings. Chairman of the Oireachtas Justice Committ(...)

Michael Lowry: “I don’t have any problem with Fine Gael. I don’t have any problem with Fianna Fáil.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Lowry has said he would be disposed towards supporting a Fine Gael or Fianna Fail-led Government. Mr Lowry said the controvers(...)

Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said Stand for Justice event  was a lively discussion that highlighted the four main issues of public services, child poverty, sustainable energy and overseas aid.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ending poverty for Irish children and growing housing problems were hot topics for a cross-party panel of eight politicians and an audience at a Stand(...)

Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald: accused the Government of ignoring the constitutional convention’s recommendations and reports, saying “No one signed up to this process to be ignored, sidelined, second-guessed or patronised.”   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil will vote next week on the proposal to elect the ceann comhairle by secret ballot. The ceann comhairle, who presides over Dáil proceedings(...)

Protestors occupying historical buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The group occupying the site of the proposed Easter Rising Interpretive Centre on Dublin’s Moore Street have said that they will be there until their (...)

Spokesman for the Save Moore Street group Damien Farrell.

Buildings at the centre of a protest in Dublin were in ruins prior to the 1916 Easter Rising and “are not historically significant,” the Department of(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan TD: “Will we just keep giving foreign aid and pay millions, if not billions, in fines to the EU because we are not meeting targets?”

Ireland’s role as a champion in countering hunger is hypocritical if it fails to act on climate change, Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan has claimed.(...)

Defending the Coalitions’s approach  Heather Humphreys said that “coupled with the new visitor centre being developed in the GPO, the Moore Street commemorative centre will be a fitting and lasting tribute to the 1916 Easter Rising”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s vision on the centenary of the Easter Rising is to turn the historically significant area of Moore Street in Dublin into a shopping c(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr James Reilly. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The school completion programme is more complex than the schools themselves, Minister for Children Dr James Reilly has told the Dáil. “It also involve(...)