A Garda driver fixing the Tricolour to the presidential car. Photograph: Frank Miller

The State has spent more than €14 million on ministerial transport since 2011, according to figures revealed during Dáil questions.Since May 2011, the(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea said  by his count the Government had performed “10 U-turns” on water charges.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil this afternoon the Government had reacted “with some sense of humility” to the “powerful movement” made up of those(...)

Sure what else would you be doing of a Friday morning only going to the movies?If nothing else but to take your mind off the alarming disappearance of(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: Irish Water “should trust people to say how many residents are in their home”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn will introduce legislation in the Seanad next month to stop Irish Water demanding householders’ personal public ser(...)

 Willie O’Dea: has received ’no coherent explanation’ from Irish Water. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea will not be submitting his PPS number to Irish Water because of its response to queries he made, he has told the Dáil.He t(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea told the Dáil he will not give Irish Water his PPS number. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea told Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in the Dáil tonight that he will not be giving Irish Water his PPS number.“I (...)

Steve Collins,  father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins, has said the “10-year nightmare” experienced by his family is now over following the conviction of Wayne Dundon (36) and Nathan Killeen (24) for the murder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins has said the “10-year nightmare”experienced by his family is now over. Speaking outside the Criminal C(...)

 Willie O’Dea, FF spokesman on Social Protection, with Mary White, Averil Power and Timmy Dooley outside the Dáil yesterday to support the free travel pass scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton insisted in the Dáil last night that the Government had no plans to withdraw the free travel (...)

A train leaving Connolly Station in Dublin for Belfast. Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has tonight insisted that the free travel scheme will continue. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The free travel scheme will continue, Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said. Ms Burton told the Dáil tonight that the Coali(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea:  said there was no direction on severance payment when he resigned as minister for defence in 2010, but added that he would have complied with such a direction if it had been in place.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has chastised senior Fianna Fáil TDs for accepting ministerial severance payments, triggering a Fianna Fáil counterattack on Mr K(...)