Gardai surround former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s car which was blocked from entering the gates of Leinster House by protesters on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has promised a review into events outside Leinster House this week in which one female garda was injured an a (...)

Anti-water charge protesters scuffle with Gardaí outside the Dáil. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Traffic cones and glass bottles were thrown by protesters taking part in a water charges demonstration outside Leinster House on Wednesday night when (...)

Independent TD for Kildare North Catherine Murphy outside the Department of Finance after meeting Minister for Finance Michael Noonan about the IBRC inquiry. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Independent TD Catherine Murphy said she is confident her concerns about the commission of investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (I(...)

The High Court clarification on media reporting of Dáil comments by Independent TD Catherine Murphy about businessman Denis O’Brien’s financial affairs has been welcomed by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin.

The High Court clarification on media reporting of Dáil comments by Independent TD Catherine Murphy about businessman Denis O’Brien’s financial affair(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said the Taoiseach or Tánaiste should make a robust statement in defence of Dáil privilege. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has again defended her use Dáil privilege to name former politicians who were accused of having offshore bank accounts t(...)

IFA general secretary Pat Smith, book editor Matt Dempsey, Ray MacSharry and IFA president Eddie Downey at the book launch. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Former EU commissioner Ray MacSharry has challenged Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald to come “out on the street” and repeat allegations she m(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald  has faced criticism  over her decision to use Dáil privilege to name former politicians who were accused of having offshore bank accounts to evade tax. 2:39

Fianna Fáil did not discuss a motion of censure against Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald at its weekly parliamentary meeting because it debat(...)

Government chief whip Paul Kehoe said this week that he would write to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett recommending a motion of censure against Mary Lou McDonald. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:39

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she stands over her decision to use Dáil privilege to name former politicians who were accused of h(...)

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(...)

Comments made by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald about alleged Ansbacher account holders in the Dáil last December were found to be “in the nature of being defamatory” and “an abuse of privilege”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald abused her Dáil privilege by naming a number people with alleged links to Ansbacher offshore accounts last y(...)