Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance Michael McGrath said his party “voted against the Government amendment because it was self-serving and self-congratulatory.” Photograph: Alan Betson.

Fianna Fáil has accused Tánaiste Joan Burton of a “spectacular misrepresentation” of its tax policies during the Labour Party national conference in (...)

Gerry Adams  welcomed “the emergence of the United Popular Front Against Sinn Féin, led by Micheál Martin, Joe Higgins and Richard Boyd Barrett”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Richard Boyd Barrett had good news for Gerry Adams. In fact, he had the very best of good news for the Sinn Féin leader, but “in a peculiar way”. The (...)

Say hello, wave goodbye: the Stena Explorer arrives in Dún Laoghaire for the first time, in 1996. Photograph: Joe St Leger 2:00

Alistair Rumball is good at making a splash or two, as marine co-ordinator for films such as The Guard and Saving Private Ryan. The Sky television ser(...)

In the Dáil, Richard Boyd Barrett described as “completely unique” the situation in relation to  the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Amendment (Fatal Foetal Abnormalities) Bill. “It has nothing to do with the right to life because you cannot protect a life when we are talking about a condition that is incompatible with life. It can’t be protected. And that is the point of this Bill.” 3:36

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has spoken in the Dáil about his daughter who was born with fatal foetal abnormalities and who would n(...)

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Locals reflected on the “the end of an era” on Wednesday as Stena Line’s announcement meant no ferry service would run from Dun Laoghaire this year af(...)

 Richard Boyd Barrett addresses participants at an anti-water charge demonstration . File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The potential in Ireland for a Syriza like movement amongst left wing politicians and movements is now very strong,People Before Profit TD Richard Bo(...)

Protesters gather in central Dublin for water charges protest. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy

A man arrested and charged following an anti-water charge protest in Dublin yesterday afternoon has been released. The arrest occurred after a group o(...)

Fine Gael’s new Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan spoke in fewer Dáil and committee meetings than any other Minister, which he says could be explained by his frequent absences enforced by diplomatic trips abroad.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael and Labour TDs have the lowest activity rates – in terms of speaking time and written questions – in Dáil Éireann.The number of written ques(...)

Protesters gather in central Dublin for water charges protest. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy 2:27

A man arrested and charged following an anti-water charge protest in Dublin yesterday afternoon has been released. The arrest occurred after a group o(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit Alliance:  described Syriza’s win as “a victory for all the victims of austerity in Europe”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish opposition parties and trade unions welcomed Syriza’s win in the Greek election. Speaking from Athens, the Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murp(...)