Mary Lou McDonald alleged last December a number of prominent individuals had links to Ansbacher offshore accounts following information released by a whistleblower. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald does not intend to retract her Ansbacher comments which were found to be an abuse of Dáil privilege.She alle(...)

Mary Lou McDonald last December made comments using Dáil privilege to link six named politicians to offshore Ansbacher accounts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former politicians named as alleged Ansbacher account holders by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald have made formal complaints to the Oireach(...)

Enda Kenny: Called Mr Shatter out of a parliamentary party meeting last year to ask him how he was getting on since he was no longer minister for justice. Photograph: The Irish Times

All correspondence with the legal firm of former minister for justice Alan Shatter about the row over debating the establishment of an inquiry into al(...)

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(...)