Senator David Norris said he would not take any objection to a member or a visitor wearing a No badge even if he doesn’t agree with their stance. Photograph: Eric Luke

Senator David Norris has refused to remove his Yes badge in Leinster House.Mr Norris was asked by the Superintendent of the House to take the emblem o(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris insisted the Government was “not initiating this on the basis of any evidence of wrongdoing”. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is insisting it did not establish a review into deals struck by the former Anglo Irish Bank because of “any evidence of wrongdoing”.(...)

Brendan McDonagh, left, and Frank Daly of Nama: before the Oireachtas banking inquiry committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending an Oireachtas committee meeting will know that there’s a certain amount of security checking to go t(...)

Pearse Doherty has said the first action of Sinn Féin in government would be to scrap domestic water charges and abolish Irish Water.

Sinn Féin has reversed its previous policy of keeping Irish Water as a utility and now says it will abolish the semi-state as well as water charges.Th(...)

UPC and Eircom currently broadcast the channel and Saorview told the Oireachtas it would like to add it to its free-to-air platform.

Saorview, the State-funded digital television service, has told the Oireachtas it will cost more than €500,000 to broadcast Dáil and Seanad debates o(...)

The works are likely to see the Seanad moving for much of 2017, while also closing off the majority of the original Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Dáil and Seanad could be temporarily moved out of Leinster House to allow for substantial renovations and building maintenance which may take up (...)

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised what he called a ‘surreptitious attempt’ to make ‘savage cuts’ to the salaries of ushers in Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised what he called a “surreptitious attempt” to make “savage cuts” of 5.6 per cent to the salaries of Lein(...)

‘We seem to have entirely forgotten that a relationship between a male and a female, irrespective of whether they beget children or not, demands distinctive and separate recognition as it captures the wholeness of human nature – male and female – in a unique way.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It used be said that all heresies come to die in Ireland. Now it seems that all constitutional issues come to be settled here. No country in the world(...)

Séamus Ó Tuathail SC: said that as a result of the use of the plural, “fir” and “mná”, it could be that the amendment would explicitly permit marriage between men, and marriage between women, but not marriage between individuals of the opposite sex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The practice of drafting constitutional amendments in English and then translating them into Irish should be reviewed, a leading authority has said.(...)

Earlier this week, we published an article detailing the number of Dáil debates and committee meetings in which TDs had spoken during 2014.The piece a(...)