Minister for Public Expenditure  Brendan Howlin says the first action the Taoiseach took on taking office was to cap his salary at €200,000. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoisigh and gardaí had a shorter timespan to accumulate pension rights because it was understood they would not be in the same position for a long (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett  was in full flight, hands waving, voice hoarse from addressing the rally the previous day. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett seemed ready to attribute superhuman powers of observation to the media in the Dáil.And then he (...)

Roscommon resident  fills up water containers from a well. File  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Householders in northeast Roscommon will not have clean water until March 2017, more than a year after the next general election, the Dáil has heard.A(...)

“I love my country!” boomed Michael Ring. “To Inda Kinny and to Joan Burton, I want to say: CARRY ON!” At which stage he was carried out. Or at least, he should have been. Photograph: Frank Miller.

That Enda Kenny is a marvellous chap altogether. Oh, no he isn’t. Somebody should make him Taoiseach. Oh, yes he is. (Already the Taoiseach). Well his(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit said ‘The Irish Times’ poll reflected the reality that people had rejected Alan Kelly’s so-called concessions on water charges. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Right 2 Water campaign has predicted tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of Dublin on December 10th to protest against water char(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “We have not over-promised.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has defended his approach to the 2015 health budget and said he and Minister of State Kathleen Lynch had been “honest(...)

Brendan Ogle of the Right to Water campaign group said anyone who could not protest peacefully should ‘stay away’ from the next protest on December 10th.

The Right to Water campaign has called for a mass mobilisation of citizens to again protest against water charges in Dublin on December 10th and has s(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. “It is bad enough the people of Wicklow have to bypass Loughlinstown Hospital. Now they will also have to bypass St Vincent’s”

TDs in Wicklow and south Dublin have expressed concern over a withdrawal of ambulance transfers for heart attack patients to St Vincent’s hospital.Am(...)

Richie Boucher: Rejected claims of “profiteering” on variable mortgage rates.

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher yesterday rejected claims of “profiteering” on variable mortgage rates during a near three-hour session(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett of the Right2water campaign. The Government is “continuing to allow Irish Water to act in an outrageous manner, allowing them to attempt to secure the personal details of tens of thousands of households’ information”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Water has written to every local authority in the State seeking the names and addresses of all their council tenants. They have not asked for t(...)