Michael McGrath: Pensioners will not bee fooled by the budget. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fail finance spokesman Michael McGrath has welcomed the universal social charge (USC) relief but accused the Government of introducing taxes an(...)

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said consideration was being given to alternatives to Lariam.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A working group on the prevention of malaria among Irish soldiers serving abroad is due to report to Minister for Defence Simon Coveney later this yea(...)

Senator Mary White says Dublin residents have complained to her about being placed in the wrong postal district. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has claimed the new Eircode system is placing householders in the wrong geographical area. She told the Seanad that Dub(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald was congratulated by backbenchers and the Opposition on the way in which she processed the legislation through the House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The legislation paving the way for same-sex marriage has passed all stages in the Dáil and now goes to the Seanad. The passing of the Marriage Bill 20(...)

 Sinn Féin deputy leader  Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Leah Farrell /RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she would personally contact the developer of the Longboat Quay complex if she had his number. She (...)

 John O’Leary entering Leinster house in 1967. File photograph: Jimmy McCormack/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry South and minister of state John O’Leary has died aged 82. He represented Kerry South from 1966 to 1997, holding the r(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher polled 332 votes from more than 700 members at the selection convention in Letterkenny. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil selected outgoing TD Charlie McConalogue and former minister of state and MEP Pat “the Cope’’ Gallagher as its Donegal general election ca(...)

Senator Paschal Mooney said An Post was “inherently inefficient” in collecting the licence fee.

Fine Gael Senator Michael Mullins has called for a Seanad debate on the funding of public service broadcasting. He said figures showed that 87 per cen(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said Ireland ranked third in expenditure on the social areas, with only Denmark and Finland spending more.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has signalled the General Election will be next spring. Answering questions in the Dail on T(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins: has called for an increase in minimum wage.  Photograph:  Collins

About 220,000 children avail of free school breakfast and lunch, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton told the Dáil. She said her department ha(...)