Irish Water/Uisce Éireann has begun sending out application packs to households in order to calculate their liability for the water charge.

  The Data Protection Commissioner is examining Irish Water’s policy outlining how it collects and uses personal information after the off(...)

An usher in the entrance lobby of Leinster House:  their  main issues of concern focus on rostering and worries about possible loss of earnings, as well as their  safety

The Leinster House ushers, whose job is to keep order in the Oireachtas, have passed a motion of no confidence in their management in a dispute over (...)

Former chief inspector of the Garda Inspectorate Kathleen O’Toole was a member of the review group into the Department of Justice

The high-powered expert group which carried out the review of the Department of Justice was composed of individuals with wide-ranging experience acros(...)

Four staff in the Houses of the Oireachtas received performance related bonuses worth around €10,000 in total last year, while some staff received allowances of as much as €35,000. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Four staff in the Houses of the Oireachtas received performance related bonuses worth around €10,000 in total last year, while some staff received all(...)

A tongue-tied minister

How could Taoiseach Enda Kenny have appointed a junior minister with a special responsibility for the Gaeltacht, who lacks an essential qualification (...)

President Michael D Higgins hosted  an event for parliamentarians from both Houses of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly today. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has praised politicians for having the “courage” to continue in their profession in the face of mounting cynicism.Hosting (...)

Independent TD Clare Daly’s staff used some 500 pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes to canvass for candidates she supported in the local elections

The Dáil’s ethics committee has decided not to pursue any action against Independent TD Clare Daly for using some 500 pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes t(...)

Government Buildings, home to the Department of the Taoiseach. About €9,000 has been spent on taxis by the department so far this year.

The Department of the Taoiseach has paid nearly €25,000 to the Revenue Commissioners as part of a voluntary settlement. Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the (...)

The Houses of the Oireachtas have been named by the Revenue Commissioners on a list of tax defaulters for under-declaring liabilities of over a quarte(...)

Labour TD for Cork South Central Ciarán Lynch is widely held to be the favourite to take charge of the Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crash.

Work is under way to quickly establish an Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crash following the conclusion of the Anglo trial, but public hea(...)