Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald will be  “turning up for work as normal” today despite being suspended until Wednesday, a Sinn Féin spokesman said.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:28

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald is not expected to try to force her way into the Dáil chamber today following her suspension for a four-hour(...)

 Catherine Murphy:  says she will discuss the matter   later with Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has said the composition of the Dáil technical group should be raised with the Committee on Procedure and Privileges an(...)

Senator David Norris: ‘I want to push for a visit through this public forum and let the people of Ireland know that the Government is sitting on the matter and doing nothing.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent Senator David Norris has again said Pope Francis should be invited to visit Ireland. He said he had initially raised the issue in January(...)

The Public Accounts Committee is seeking to compel former Rehab chief Angela Kerins  to come before it.

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins has threatened legal action against the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in advance of an anticipated rulin(...)

A file image of  Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins. The PAC is seeking a compellability order require the former Rehab  executives to  appear before it. Photograph: Collins

The Public Accounts Committee is to apply to the Oireachtas for a compellability order to require former Rehab chief executives Angela Kerins and Fran(...)

 Angela Kerins,  former chief executive of Rehab:   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The public spending watchdog will tomorrow begin a formal process seeking Oireachtas approval to compel former Rehab chief executives Angela Ke(...)

Senator David Norris is reported to have  used the word “fanny” on several occasions in the Seanad since 2009. Photograph: Collins 1:36

There is a confirmed tradition of the use of foul, profane and inept language in the Dáil going back years, the latest of which is the use by P(...)

Garda Sgt Maurice Mc Cabe arriving for the Public Account Committee meeting in Leinster House on January 30th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A majority of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members has opposed the release of evidence given to it by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Serving (...)

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(...)

Independent Senator David Norris said he had written to the Committee on Procedure and Privileges to give priority to an invitation to Pope Francis to address the Seanad. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent Senator David Norris has requested that Pope Francis be invited to address the Seanad. Mr Norris, a member of the Anglican Church, (...)