Alexis Fitzgerald’s coffin outside the Church of Mary Immaculate  of Sinners in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins led the mourners at the funeral of the former Fine Gael TD, senator and lord mayor of Dublin Alexis Fitzgerald on Saturday(...)

Joan Burton said constitutional issues prevented the introduction of legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Dáil term came to a bad-tempered end yesterday as Government and Opposition TDs traded insults on the sensitive matters of political pensions and (...)

Mary Lou McDonald said the Tánaiste was a Fine Gael mouthpiece.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald accused the Tánaiste of having “morphed into a Fine Gael mouthpiece” during heated exchanges on the domesti(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald:  “The Taoiseach and his cronies in government have stuck their hands in the pockets of working people. ”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

People refusing to pay domestic water charges will still get €100 from the State, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. “Why would one pay the (...)

Fianna Fáil Seanad leader Darragh O’Brien said: “We have been trying to get answers from Minister for Health Leo Varadkar” on the filling of a pancreas transplant surgeon post in Beaumont Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government was defeated in the Seanad, by 24 votes to 23, on a Fianna Fáil motion calling for the filling of a pancreas transplant surgeon post in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he expects more people to pay their domestic water charges after it emerged Irish Water collected less than half the rev(...)

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Senators differed on whether the House should have an immediate debate on the Greek situation. Calling for a debate, Fianna(...)

Micheál Martin has renewed his call for a commission of inquiry into Nama’s Northern loan portfolio.

The Fianna Fáil leader has questioned The role of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the controversial sale by Nama of its Northern loan portfolio(...)

The Taoiseach has said the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) should be told of any alleged illegality in the sale by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) of its Northern Ireland loan portfolio. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Taoiseach has said the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) should be told of any alleged illegality in the sale by the National Asset Manage(...)

Paul Murphy: told the Dáil that a young homeless couple are in “horrific” emergency accommodation conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young Dublin couple were placed in emergency accommodation where the entrance was blocked with rubbish, mattresses covered in urine and mould growin(...)