Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett said his ruling on the Dail debate on the establishment of an inquiry into claims of Garda malpractice was based on the public interest.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has rejected any implication that his ruling not to hold a debate on the establishment of an inquiry into claims of Ga(...)

 Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett: Taoiseach says his ruling is irreversible. Photograph: Alan Betson

Opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil yesterday in a row over the ruling out of a debate on a motion setting up a commission of investigation into cla(...)

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Opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil in a row over the ruling out of a debate on a motion setting up a commission of investigation into claims of Gar(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett of continually evading meetings to resolve their ongoing dispute. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett of continually evading meetings aimed at resolving their ongoing dispute.Respond(...)

Cynical and hypocritical

Anyone who expects Sinn Féin to operate according to the standing orders of a Dáil it only recently recognised fails to understand the party’s determi(...)

Gerard Collins. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gerard CollinsGerard Collins won a Dáil seat in Limerick West for Fianna Fáil after the death of his father, a TD, in 1967, and went on to become a lo(...)

Glassland, produced by Element Pictures and supported by the Film Board, stars Jack Reynor (above in a scene from the film) as a young man seeking to cope with an alcoholic mother (Toni Collette, also above) in contemporary Tallaght.

Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, recent winner of the audience prize at the Galway Film Fleadh, is among just 12 films selected for the World Cinema Dramat(...)

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The Garda fraud unit is investigating allegations that former government ministers had offshore accounts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“They wil(...)

Clockwise from top left: Des O’Malley (FF then PDs), Gerry Collins (FF), Richie Ryan (FG), Ray MacSharrry (FF) and Maire Geoghegan-Quinn (FF). An S Barret, a member of Fianna Fáil, was also listed by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald. 2:39

Names in a dossier of former politicians who allegedly held offshore accounts have been read into the Dáil record by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams address party supporters during a conference at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett’s conduct during an incident which saw Mary Lou McDonald’s refuse to leave the(...)