Denis O’Brien is seeking a declaration the 10 TDs on the Dáil committee are guilty of an “unwarranted interference with the operation of the courts and have caused or permitted a breach” of his constitutional rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A date may be sought later this month for the hearing of businessman Denis O’Brien’s action against the Dáil Committee on Procedures and Privileges. (...)

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 (...)

The Dáil will on Wednesday consider a motion allowing the Oireachtas to defend legal action taken by businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Dáil will on Wednesday consider a motion allowing the Oireachtas to defend legal action taken by businessman Denis O’Brien. The Committee of Proce(...)

Minister Kathleen Lynch missed the deadline for nominations ahead of the selection convention next Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch has confirmed she will be standing in the next general election. The Cork North Central L(...)

 Lucinda Creighton and Declan Ganley at a Renua Ireland think-in in Wood Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Renua Ireland is working on a radical new policy that would see the introduction of a flat tax on all income, with bands and most allowances being scr(...)

Former TD Noel O’Flynn. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former TD Noel O’Flynn has left Fianna Fáil, seemingly due to his dissatisfaction with party leader Micheál Martin. “Having been a member of Fianna Fá(...)

Michael Henderson (pictured with his co-worker Mauney) on the beat with the  WA police in Kununurra.

Over 25,000 Irish people now live in Western Australia, and among them are dozens of former gardaí who are followed in a new RTÉ series that documents(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has signed the result of last May’s marriage referendum into the Constitution. The Thirty-Fourth Amendment of the C(...)

Centenarian Maire Godfrey at  home in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One of Máire Godfrey’s earliest memories is of the soldiers who lived in her home in Co Kerry during the Civil War in 1922. About 15 Free State(...)

John Bruton: ‘The Department of Health, has been responsible for 70 per cent of the breaches in the ceilings (which altogether totalled over €600 million)’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

We will only have an intelligent debate about spending and taxation in the forthcoming Irish general election if we know that spending and revenue est(...)