Jimmy Guerin, brother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin.   South Dublin County Council has agreed to respect the wishes of Veronica Guerin’s family and scrapped proposals to name the new Newlands Cross flyover in her honour. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of South Dublin County Council’s transport committee have agreed to respect the wishes of Veronica Guerin’s family over the proposed naming(...)

Crime reporter Veronica Guerin was shot dead at traffic lights on the old Naas Road in 1996. Photograph: PA

The family of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin has asked that South Dublin County Council withdraw its proposal to name the new N7 flyover after he(...)

Anne Ferris TD speaking to media on the plinth of Leinster House after the vote last night. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins 2:32

Tánaiste Joan Burton told Labour TDs and Senators there could be no further abortion measures introduced during the lifetime of this Government becaus(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton today said a witness statement provided by an employee of his department who investigated tax evasion claims linked to senior politicians and others has been forwarded to the relevant authorities. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton is to meet the senior official in his department who has alleged tax evasion involving sen(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: said gardaí had publicly stated that the matters were investigated. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Labour member of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has called on the Revenue Commissioners to state publicly if allegations of tax evasion involvin(...)

Where’s Mary Lou? Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald usually questions Tánaiste Joan Burton on the issues of the day on a Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Where’s Mary Lou?” asked Labour’s Robert Dowds when it came to Sinn Féin’s turn yesterday at Opposition Leaders’ Questions.He was referring to the ab(...)

Acting Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan: “fully committed to improving the effectiveness and transparency of the penalty points system”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda penalty points regime has systemic weaknesses which result in up to 20 per cent of fines not being collected, a report published by the Publ(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: tabled a Dáil motion on the issue

A group of backbench Dublin Government TDs last night warned Ministers they would become “rebellious” if central funding for local authorities is div(...)

 Labour TD Kevin Humphreys: said  he would “cause havoc” if exchequer grants were reduced and diverted to other councils.  Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

Government TDs representing Dublin constituencies have warned that local authorities in the capital should not be discriminated against because of hi(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairmanJohn McGuinness on Thursday demanded the resignation of two senior civil servants over their handling of health spending. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Chairman of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) John McGuinness has defended his call for the resignation of two top health officials over thei(...)