Independent TD Mick Wallace speaks in the Dáil on his visit to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk.

Independent TD Mick Wallace broke down in the Dáil while talking about a recent meeting with refugees in Calais and Dunkirk in France. Mr Wallace, w(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said mental health was the health issue raised most during the election campaign in his constituency. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has ruled out making individual constituency deals with TDs for the provision of health services. “I would not be p(...)

Ruth Coppinger (AAA) said the first call from the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness should be the declaration a “national emergency” that required “emergency legislation”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The new Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness must “find solutions in a non-political way”, its members said on Wednesday, before immediate(...)

“Big business and wealthy people are paying less and less into the State coffers with the result that there is less to spend on public services,” said Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on Frank Flannery to answer questions arising from the Panama Papers, following publication yesterday of details about the fin(...)

Micheál Martin said he and Enda KEnny agreed they would speak next week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael has insisted acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny is willing and ready to meet Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to initate negotiations on the forma(...)

Protest: tenants  take part in a march  organised by Tyrrelstown Tenants Action Group. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the companies at the centre of the evictions row in Tyrrelstown is part of a group of firms used by private equity funds to hold assets and tak(...)

About 21,000 new homes will be needed each year for the next three years to meet demand, according to a new report by the Housing Agency.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

Housing looks set to be the key issue facing any incoming government. However, as consensus on the issues involved and how best they can be addressed(...)

Madonna performs in concert at the Rod Laver Arena  in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty Images

Madonna sexually harassed a young female fan last week and the world was outraged. At a concert in Brisbane, the singer got 17-year-old Josephine G(...)

 DUP First Minister Arlene Foster. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin could “take Northern Ireland” within weeks. Thus First Minister Arlene Foster in her leader’s address to the DUP annual conference last wee(...)

It is “unclear” why  Michael Noonan did not instruct Nama to “suspend the sales process” for its Northern Irish portfolio  when it learned of  “proposed fee arrangements” in place, a Stormont inquiry has found. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It is “unclear” why Minister for Finance Michael Noonan did not instruct Nama to “suspend the sales process” of its portfolio in the North when it lea(...)