Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has offered his support to the 10 Oireachtas members listed by businessman Denis O’Brien in his legal proceedings against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has offered his support to 10 Oireachtas members listed by businessman Denis O’Brien in his legal proceedings a(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys: “I want to see it [the National Concert Hall] developed  as a world-class venue that showcases the highest standard of musical excellence.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Pharmaceutical companies could have a philanthropic role in the work of the National Concert Hall, it has been suggested in the Dáil. Fianna Fáil ar(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: said the banks responsible for breaching the code of conduct should be named and shamed and should have some penalty imposed

It was “utterly unacceptable” for any lender to breach the code of conduct for mortgages, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said. He told the Dáil that the Centr(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton described the Dunnes Stores strike as “very regrettable” and said the way to settle it was through the State’s industrial relations machinery. Photograph: Collins

Employers will be obliged to enter collective bargaining discussions under legislation to be introduced after Easter and passed before the summer rece(...)

Dunnes Stores workers picketing outside a Henry Street outlet, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Griffin 2:04

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for Dunnes Stores management to engage with the State’s industrial relations machinery as more than 5,000 of its worke(...)

 Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Fianna Fáil chief whip, has called for an independent inquiry into IRA sexual  abuse following claims made by Paudie McGahon. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has called for the Government to consider establishing an independent statutory inquiry into allegations of IRA sexual abuse to stop a “dr(...)

Anne Ferris said “I don’t know if there will be others with me” in defying the Labour whip. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities(...)

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(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin  today told the Dáil that as well as Childline there were many important helplines, which all requird funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An appeal for funding to keep the children’s helpline Childline operating at night will be discussed with the Minister for Children.Minister for Publi(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, along with  Gerry Adams (left) and members of Sinn Fein outside Leinster House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 3:28

A week of bitter exchanges between Sinn Féin and rival parties descended into chaos and farce yesterday when deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald staged a (...)