The new taskforce will comprise the Garda and the PSNI among other bodies

The Irish and British governments have set up a high-level multiagency taskforce to deal with organised crime and cross-Border criminality and smuggli(...)

Fine Gael senator Paul Coghlan: told the Seanad that in South Armagh criminals appeared to “operate in their own fiefdoms with a proliferation of blue alert signs”.

A call has been made for gardaí and the PSNI to operate in each other’s areas in a “corridor” along the border. Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan said ma(...)

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Politicians of all parties can no longer turn a blind eye to the role of the IRA army council in the politics of the Republic now that the issue is ou(...)

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Senators differed on whether the House should have an immediate debate on the Greek situation. Calling for a debate, Fianna(...)

Minister of State for Justice Aodhan Ó Riordáin said a register of lincensees was maintained on the PSRA website.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of unlicensed auctioneers are operating throughout the State, Fine Gael’s Senator Paul Coghlan has said. Mr Coghlan told the Seanad the matte(...)

Michael Noonan: “My great regret that Greece, which was on the cusp of recovery at the start of 2015, has now gone back into recession”

Political Correspondent Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the time frame for preventing a Greek default has become “incredibly tight”, with(...)

Senator Paul Coghlan, chairman of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly Committee: said  there were so few police on the ground in south Armagh that those involved in the illegal trade could “carry on regardless”.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

A shortage of police resources in south Co Armagh is hindering the fight against fuel smuggling, a Fine Gael senator has claimed. Paul Coghlan, chai(...)

John McGuinness, Fianna Fáil’s senior man in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency, has jetted off to the Canaries for a week in the sun as the party’s byelection campaign is getting into gear. Photograph: David Sleator

The Government fired the starting gun for the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection on Wednesday. It’s all hands to the pumps for the political parties. E(...)

Senator David Norris ‘pettifogging regulation’ should be corrected for the few people it affected. Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent Senator David Norris has called for an anomaly in pensions legislation, which prevents gay public servants allocating their entitlement(...)

FF’s Daragh O’Brien told the Seanad Fianna Fáil had argued against the inclusion of the veto in the personal insolvency legislation and, unfortunately, the issue had come home to roost.

Families across the country were living in fear of their homes being repossessed, Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien said.“This is ridiculous in a mo(...)