Catherine Byrne TD:    memo said she was in “absolute shock” and “visibly upset” after she was  “verbally accosted”   by a member of the public. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leinster House is to increase security measures, including installing a scanning system for all visitors, after a “material escalation in the level of(...)

The Dáil is opposing a request from businessman Denis O’Brien for the voluntary discovery of documents for his action over speeches made in the Dáil a(...)

The Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges is the subject of a legal action taken by Denis O’Brien (above), who has accused the committee of breaching his constitutional rights and interfering with the role of the courts and has sued the members personally. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out a Dáil debate on a legal challenge taken by businessman Denis O’Brien. Mr Kenny said the issue was legally complex (...)

Denis O’Brien has named every member, including the Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett, in a submission to the High Court. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges is to meet today to prepare its defence to a challenge brought by businessman Denis O’Brien. The com(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett: said rumours of his resignation were ‘nonsense’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has insisted he will not stand down from the position before the general election. He was speaking following renew(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett: the legal team of the Houses of the Oireachtas had to ‘defend the CPP and its members’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has criticised the potential cost to the State of legal proceedings being taken against a Dáil committee by businessman D(...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called on the Oireachtas banking inquiry to be reconvened immediately to deal with the evidence of the former chief executive of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC). Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called for the Oireachtas banking inquiry to be reconvened immediately to deal with the evidence of the for(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has offered his support to the 10 Oireachtas members listed by businessman Denis O’Brien in his legal proceedings against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has offered his support to 10 Oireachtas members listed by businessman Denis O’Brien in his legal proceedings a(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien: Believed to be taking issue with the CPP’s findings that Independent TD Catherine Murphy did not abuse Dáil privilege when making allegations about him in the chamber. Photograph: The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien has initiated legal proceedings against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedure and Privileges (CPP). Mr O’Brien has named every m(...)

Technical group whip Catherine Murphy said new time limits would have serious implications for Independent TDs. Photograph: David Sleator

The technical group is seeking an urgent meeting with Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett in a dispute over Dáil speaking time. Mr Barrett contacted the Ind(...)