Paul Murphy sharply criticised TDs who earlier raised his case during a debate on crime and criminal gangs and called on them to withdraw their remarks and apologise. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has defended his decision to seek legal aid for his forthcoming criminal trial. In an impassioned speech in th(...)

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(...)

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin called for the chain of hate and evil to be broken on Tuesday in the wake of the capital’s latest gangland killing.

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, called for the chain of hate and evil to be broken yesterday in the wake of the capital’s latest gangland (...)

 Gardaí and a forensic team at the scene of the shooting at the Sunset House pub in Summerhill on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí directed traffic around a cordoned off area outside the Sunset House pub on Summerhill Parade in Dublin on Tuesday morning, the scene of the ca(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the Dail with Lisa Chambers, Dara Calleary, Charlie McConalogue, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony and Mary Butler. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was urged by his parliamentary party members yesterday to allow them abstain in next week’s vote for taoiseach. Mr (...)

People gather in Dublin’s city centre for a street party in support of the undocumented migrants in Ireland and the US held by Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State’s current policy on undocumented migrants in Ireland stands in stark contrast to the Government’s campaign on the plight of the undocumented(...)

Newly elected Independent TD Catherine Connolly, a committed cyclist, leaving the Galway West count centre last weekend. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold a Cabinet post since 1922, this newspaper recorded that the “tiresome comparisons with Count(...)

Rotating taoisigh? Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny may have to share the spoils of  Election 2016 in a very fundamental way. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

An arrangement for a rotating taoiseach would have to be on the agenda for any talks about a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil alliance to avoid another general e(...)

Niall Collins
Profile: Niall Collins (FF)

A native of Patrickswell in Co Limerick, Niall Collins is a Fianna Fáil TD and a member of the well known Collins political dynasty. His grandfather J(...)

Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív said supporting a Fine Gael government would be a “rubbish idea” for Fianna Fáil. “We will not support Fine Gael. End of story. No matter how much the media try to push it,” he said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has said it would be a “rubbish idea” for the party to support a minority Fine Gael government if no majority administration e(...)