Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness was ordered out of the Dáil chamber in a row over an inquiry linked to a fatal hit-and-run incident. Photograph: David Sleator

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee John McGuinness was ordered out of the Dáil chamber in a row over an inquiry linked to a fatal hit-and-run i(...)

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe, who made the challenge during a debate about depoliticising how the judiciary is selected.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Minister of State Paschal Donohoe challenged the Opposition to name a court ruling that had been influenced by the method of a(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar: “The late taking of specimens is not scientifically valuable.” Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has confirmed that motorists involved in hit-and-run incidents will face harsher criminal sanction.Prison sentence(...)

Legal change: the Department of Transport is considering whether leaving the scene of a collision should carry a mandatory minimum sentence

Motorists who flee the scene of a collision will soon face harsher penalties under proposals being drawn up by the Department of Transport. Under the (...)