Independent TD Mick Wallace said while many people were very passionate about working with greyhounds in different facets, there was a serious problem in the industry.

There is no room in the greyhound industry for anybody breaking the law, Minister of State for Agriculture Tom Hayes told the Dáil.“We will do everyth(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: “it is important to point out that these media reports do suggest that if such surveillance is being carried out, then it is happening within the UK’s own jurisdiction’’

There was no question of any form of mass surveillance being carried out in Ireland by a British spy agency, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (...)

President Michael D. Higgins with his wife  Sabina at Aras An Uachtarain with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Dr Heinz Fischer and Mrs Margit Fischer at the start of an official visit to Ireland yesterday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

There would be no reason to prevent President Michael D Higgins visiting any place on the island, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He was replying in the(...)

David Norris: said it was clear that Alan Shatter and Martin Callinan should resign “for the moral welfare and decency of political standards in this country”.

There were sharp exchanges in the Seanad when Independent Senator David Norris said it was time the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner(...)

Performance artist Rory O’Neill, in his Panti Bliss guise, whose appearance on RTE’s Saturday Night Show provoked complaints. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

There were sharp exchanges in the Seanad today when it was proposed Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte attend the House to discuss financial com(...)

There were 112 proposals made between 1937 and 2013 for the reform of the Seanad, Marie-Louise O’Donnell said

There were 112 proposals made between 1937 and 2013 for the reform of the Seanad, Marie-Louise O’Donnell said.They covered such matters as size and co(...)

TDs said they were prepared to compel former CRC chief executive Brian Conlan to do appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

Brian Conlan, the recently resigned chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), has confirmed he will now appear before the Public Accounts (...)

Gerry Adams said next week’s budget would be the seventh austerity measure.

There were sharp exchanges between the Taoiseach and the Sinn Féin leader on next week’s budget.Enda Kenny told Gerry Adams that Sinn Féin had done n(...)

 Christopher Coburn and Patrick Lavelle put the finishing touches on the polling station at the Labour Relations Commission on Haddington Road, Dublin .

There was a barely submerged rage against the possible dying of the light among Senators yesterday as the House sat for the last time before today’s r(...)

Poet Seamus Heaney:  his passing has been spoken about all over the world

There were tributes from all sides of the House to the late Seamus Heaney. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said so much had been written about the Nobel laureate(...)