‘After the election the parties simply ignored their pre election commitments. The current Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett (above) was chosen by the then Taoiseach elect Enda Kenny and approved by the Dáil without any vote.’  Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

Each year, MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland asks a leading public figure to deliver a keynote address on the opening night in the form of(...)

Mick Wallace has made new  allegations under Dáil privilege  relating to the National Assets Management Agency.   4:09

Independent TD Mick Wallace has made a further four allegations under Dáil privilege, all relating to the National Assets Management Agency. He descr(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys (fourth from right) led wreath-laying to commemorate the dead of the first and second World Wars at a ceremony at the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin on July 11th, 2015. To the left are newly elected Dublin Lord Mayor Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Lord Mayor of Belfast Cllr Arder Carson. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Sinn Féin Lord Mayors of Dublin and Belfast and the Sinn Féin Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly have laid wreaths at a ceremony in Dublin t(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:  “If what you’re saying is correct, you should go to the gardaí, to the board of Nama and to the C&AG.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mick Wallace has been told he should go to the Garda Síochána over his concerns about the “largest ever sale of property” in Ireland’(...)

The anti-water charges protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday. Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Friday morning to discuss the policing of the demonstration.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Friday morning to answer questions about policing outside Leinster(...)

Mick Wallace speaking in the Dáil on Thursday

The Belfast law firm at the centre of a controversy over an alleged £7 million in an offshore account linked to a multi-billion euro Nama deal, has na(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming: “It is introducing a series of amendments at the latest possible stage in the Dáil to a Bill that has nothing to do with water charges”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has been accused of trying to ram through “draconian laws forcing people to pay their water charges”. Minister for the Environme(...)

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan (left) is to Berkeley in California at the request of the Taoiseach following the deaths of six Irish students. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin paid tribute in the Dáil to the work of  Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan since the incident occurred yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

The names of the five Irish and one Irish-American student killed in Berkeley, California when a balcony collapsed, were read into the Dáil record six(...)

Independent TD for Kildare North Catherine Murphy outside the Department of Finance after meeting Minister for Finance Michael Noonan about the IBRC inquiry. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Independent TD Catherine Murphy said she is confident her concerns about the commission of investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (I(...)

The High Court clarification on media reporting of Dáil comments by Independent TD Catherine Murphy about businessman Denis O’Brien’s financial affairs has been welcomed by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin.

The High Court clarification on media reporting of Dáil comments by Independent TD Catherine Murphy about businessman Denis O’Brien’s financial affair(...)