Fine Gael ministers privately discussed what course of action they should have taken if Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett resigned yesterday. 2:48

Fine Gael ministers privately discussed what course of action they should have taken if Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett resigned yesterday.The ministers (...)

Enda Kenny: Called Mr Shatter out of a parliamentary party meeting last year to ask him how he was getting on since he was no longer minister for justice. Photograph: The Irish Times

All correspondence with the legal firm of former minister for justice Alan Shatter about the row over debating the establishment of an inquiry into al(...)

Screengrab of Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett addressing the Dáil this afternoon. 2:48

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has withdrawn his comments that the Opposition was attempting to undermine him. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Mr B(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said chairing the Dáil was a “stressful” job. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fáil TDs are split on whether they should table a motion of no confidence in Mr Barrett if he does not withdraw his claim the party is trying t(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett faces the prospect of a motion of no confidence moved by Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett is expected to speak to Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin by telephone this evening in an effort to resolve his row with (...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett faces the prospect of the main Opposition parties expressing no confidence in him in the Dáil after he did not allow a debate on the creation of a commission of inquiry into allegations of Garda malpractice.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has demanded Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett withdraw his claim that the party attempted to undermine him as the row over his ruling a debate(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett: Was asked by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to withdraw comments that Mr Martin said questioned Fianna Fáil’s “motivation”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett is facing the prospect of the main Opposition parties expressing no confidence in him after he suggested Fianna Fáil and (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  leaderwants  has called on the Ceann Comhairle Séan Barrett to withdraw comments ‘questioning Fianna Fáil’s motivation’. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called on Ceann Comhairle Séan Barrett to withdraw comments “questioning Fianna Fáil’s motivation” if he is to r(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett said his ruling on the Dail debate on the establishment of an inquiry into claims of Garda malpractice was based on the public interest.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has rejected any implication that his ruling not to hold a debate on the establishment of an inquiry into claims of Ga(...)

 Minister for the Environment and Labour Deputy Leader Alan Kelly: made his comments at the weekly meeting of the Labour parliamentary party. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 3:12

Minister for the Environment and Labour Party Deputy Leader Alan Kelly last night strongly criticised Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett at a private meetin(...)