Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl: “Each member has a part to play in this process of reform.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

The ceann comhairle could be given the power to intervene if government ministers decline to answer TDs’ questions, under proposed Dáil reforms. Th(...)

‘Irish Volunteers’ Adam Cahill and William Northey with Kildare’s Niall Kelly and Clare’s Tony Kelly at the announcement of the 1916 commemorative event at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At first it appeared that the GAA’s media launch of their plans to commemorate the centenary of the1916 Rising had, like the event itself, officially (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Seán Ó Feargháil appointed Ceann Comhairle 2:18

Newly elected Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl started his new job by quipping: “let’s do some work”. In a secret ballot on the first day of the 32nd(...)

With no nomination commanding majority support Enda Kenny – having lost the support of the Dail – will announce his intention to offer his resignation as Taoiseach to the President. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The Dáil has two principal tasks to complete on Thursday. Firstly, it must elect a Ceann Comhairle. Then it will vote on nominations for Taoiseac(...)

If neither Enda nor Micheál can cobble together an arrangement with other parties and Independents, they will have to consider talking to each other. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Houses of the Oireachtas Commission issued a handy little booklet before Christmas, called Dissolution Guidelines. Among other things, it tells yo(...)

Pyrite damage at a house in Finglas, Co Dublin. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Contractors who used materials containing pyrite in the construction of homes for Dublin City Council should be pursued through the courts, councillor(...)

Pyrite damage to a house in Finglas, Co Dublin.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Severe structural damage to social housing in Dublin, attributed to the presence of pyrite in the foundations, will cost more than €7 million to fix, (...)

Ciarán Lynch, chairman of the banking inquiry: sought additional eight weeks. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will today be given until the end of January to finish its final report, heightening the risk of the investigation bein(...)

It had been alleged the Labour TD was given an unfair advantage before his appearance at the banking inquiry in July. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Labour leader Pat Rabbitte will not face an investigation into allegations made by a whistleblower at the banking inquiry. Mr Rabbitte was info(...)

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte has been informed he features in the latest round of allegations made by a whistleblower who complained about(...)