Independent TD Finian McGrath

Dáil business was abandoned for the day yesterday afternoon and three TDs were suspended in a row over speaking time.Proceedings were adjourned three(...)

Dáil business was abandoned after a row over speaking rights. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:29

Business was abandoned for the day in the Dáil this afternoon following a row over speaking rights during which three TDs were suspended.The Dáil was (...)

Micheál Martin: described as “sinister’’ the manner in which the email had been leaked

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has dismissed out of hand an accusation by a Fine Gael backbench TD that he is attempting to damage his reputation. Seán Conlan (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin today described as “sinister’’ the leaking of a letter to the Taoiseach about a diamond engagement ring, which a Fin(...)

Newly elected TD for Dublin West Paul Murphy is pictured outside Leinster House prior to taking up his seat in the Dáil today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The two TDs elected in Friday’s byelections took their seats in the Dáil chamber this afternoon in advance of the Budget.Independent TD Michael Fitzma(...)

President Michael D. Higgins with his wife  Sabina at Aras An Uachtarain with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Dr Heinz Fischer and Mrs Margit Fischer at the start of an official visit to Ireland yesterday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

There would be no reason to prevent President Michael D Higgins visiting any place on the island, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He was replying in the(...)

His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, centre, at the opening of the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road at Ballybrit, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Europeans volunteering to fight for radical Islam are “misguided”, the world head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has said. Fifth Khalifa His(...)

Maryam Pender (7 months) is carried by her mother Shaista Pender as she chats with other membes of the Ahmadiyya community after the opening of the the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road, at Ballybrit in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Europeans volunteering to fight for radical Islam who say they are Muslims are “frustrated” and “misguided” people, the world head of the Ahmadiyya Mu(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald: said the Taiseach had clearly bought into the politics of the past with his nomination of John McNulty to the Imma board  in order to facilitate him as a Fine Gael candidate in the upcoming Seanad byelection.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The “stink of cronyism” surrounded the Fine Gael Seanad byelection controversy, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil.“When the Go(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald raised the matter of John McNulty’s appointment to the IMMA board with Tánaiste Joan Burton, saying it appeared to be a case of jobs for the boys. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil today as the Government parties were criticised by the Opposition over the appointment of a Fine Gael Seanad b(...)