An Oireachtas television channel is to air in September which will coincide with the Dáil’s return from its summer recess. Housesholds with UPC, Sky o(...)

The Taoiseach  said Sinn Féin leader Gerry  Adams (above) would have had extensive contacts with IRA members over many years. “Some of those contacts will know exactly who was involved in Guildford and who was involved in Birmingham,’’ he added. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams should use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in Gu(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says Government must have a majority on banking inquiry for it to proceed. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil the Government must have a majority on the banking inquiry for it to proceed, in a move Fianna Fáil leader Mic(...)

The Dáil was suspended for 10 minutes today in a heated row over membership of the committee on the banking inquiry after the Taoiseach said the Government had to have a majority for it to go ahead.

The Dáil was suspended for 10 minutes today in a heated row over membership of the committee on the banking inquiry after the Taoiseach said the Gover(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party welcome new TD Gabrielle McFadden to Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Newly elected Fine Gael TD Gabrielle McFadden has formally taken her seat in the Dáil. In a short ceremony before leaders’ questions, Ms McFadden (47(...)

Ruth Coppinger TD for Dublin West, arrives at Leinster House, on her first day at the Dail, with her daughter Sarah (left) and niece and nephew Aliya and Daire (right). Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Newly elected Dublin West TD Ruth Coppinger has officially taken her seat in the Dáil. As family members and friends watched from the public galler(...)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD for Dublin West: escorted down the steps to loud applause from all sides of the House yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins sat in the Dáil lobby with his newly elected Dublin West colleague Ruth Coppinger as she waited to take her seat in the(...)

Iranian ambassador to Ireland Javad Kachoueian: “The people of my country cannot accept that others tell them not to have a peaceful nuclear programme.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ten months after President Hassan Rouhani took office, Iran is emerging from the isolation that followed the repression of the 2009 “green movement”. (...)

Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD for Dublin West, arrives at Leinster House, on her first day in the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Newly elected Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger has taken her seat in the Dáil. With her family and friends watching from the public gallery, the Dubl(...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)