Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett: said rumours of his resignation were ‘nonsense’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has insisted he will not stand down from the position before the general election. He was speaking following renew(...)

Ms McDonald has said she will not retract her statement and was “well within her constitutional rights” to name names of politicians accused of having offshore accounts to evade tax. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe is to write to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett, recommending that a motion of censure be moved against Mary Lou Mc(...)

A Fine Gael strategy document says “Gilmore is weak and may lose his seat, which would serve FG”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael has outlined the strengths and weaknesses of its own TDs – as well as their opponents – in internal strategy documents prepared for the gene(...)

Mich Wallace TD, with Clare Daly TD. Mr Wallace said the Dáil was the primary medium through which gardaí could be held to account

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett was asked by members of An Garda Síochána to stop TDs from making allegations which they deemed to be damaging to members(...)

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(...)

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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(...)