Oweninny Power Group says its turbines will be over 1km from the nearest dwellings, while Coillte says it has a buffer-zone of 700m, with one house within 537m of one turbine by agreement with the landowner

Plans by three semi-State companies to invest €825 million in two wind-farm projects in n(...)

There is anxiety in both Fine Gael and Labour that public resistance to the €3.2 billion EirGrid project could damage the parties in the upcoming European and local elections. Photograph: David Sleator

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is facing renewed concerns from his own TDs about plans to build a new network of giant electricity pylons across large rural pa(...)

Vote drive: Willie O’Dea does the rounds of his Limerick constituency in ‘Looking After No 1’

There was more driving in Looking After No 1 (RTÉ One, Monday) than in an average episode of Top Gear. TDs, especially rural ones, spend a lot of time(...)

 Martin Micheál : cast politics aside in a remarkable humanitarian gesture Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has just one seat in the Mayo constituency of Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Fine Gael has the other four.Yet yesterday, in a remarkable humanitari(...)

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin expressed disappointment with the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin expressed disappointment with the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill but said she would support it because s(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly
were the primary movers in
, who helped lead a
n intensive
 
and all-out
campaign of cajoling and persuasion over the past two months Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

If there was one issue that had the potential to rupture Fine Gael it was abortion, given the preponderance of conservative-leaning Christian democrat(...)

An anti-abortion protestor prays outside the Dail tonight as the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill are debated. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government has won the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 by 127 votes to 31.Fine Gael’s Lucinda Creighton voted agai(...)

Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton at Leinster House in Dublin as the Dail  debates the abortion Bill. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Labour Party backbencher has shocked his colleagues by voting against the Government and with independents who called for provision to be made in th(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton says she is not optimistic  legislation will be amended in a way that would make it acceptable to her.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Health James Reilly have spearheaded an unprecedented charm offensive over the past week in a concerted campaig(...)

Fine Gael’s Michelle Mulherin said X-case legislation “made sense” before meeting medical professionals. Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

One of the Fine Gael TDs who may vote against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill later this week said X case legislation made sense to her b(...)

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