Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has paid tribute in the Dáil to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who today dealt with his last foreign affairs question time as leader of the Labour Party. Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has paid tribute in the Dáil to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who today dealt with his last foreign affairs question time as lea(...)

Sean Barrett said TDs should go to the Committee on Procedure and Privileges if they wanted additional speaking time. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett threatened in the Dáil to resign in a row about being ignored by Government and Opposition when he called time on their c(...)

 Luke “Ming” Flanagan. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has called an emergency meeting of the Dail’s Committee on Procedure and Privileges (CPP) today following an incident in (...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has said material is being leaked to the media to blacken his name. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has said material is being leaked to the media to blacken his name in the ongoing controversy over the appointment of a n(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has claimed that media leaks about his involvement in the appointment of a new Dail Clerk represent an attempt to blacken his name. Screengrab: Dáil

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has claimed that media leaks about his involvement in the appointment of a new Dáil Clerk represent an attempt to blacken(...)