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(...)

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(...)

We are family: Gary Honer and Ciara Conway on their wedding day in 2013, with Conway’s daughter Aeva-May. Photograph: Keith Fitzgerald

“He is her dad, she is his daughter, but just not in the eyes of the law.” Labour TD Ciara Conway is one of thousands of parents stuck in a legal limb(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Legal proceedings brought by businessman Denis O’Brien against a Dáil committee represent a threat to democracy, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin sai(...)

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(...)

Crowds gathered in the courtyard at Dublin Castle, for the results of the same-sex marriage referendum. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Legislation putting into effect the result of last May’s same-sex marriage referendum will be presented to the Dáil as early as possible in the next t(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has refused to return to Ireland to appear before the banking inquiry. File photograph: Josh Reynolds for The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has been advised it should not hear evidence from David Drumm because it would allow him to have an advantage over t(...)

There are question marks over how the Houses of the Oireachtas Service has handled the allegations about the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson

After seven months of trundling along, the Oireachtas banking inquiry has captured headlines for the all the wrong reasons in the past 10 days. It em(...)

File photograph of  a Houses of the Oireachtas commission room. File photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry whistleblower has called for a “full independent” investigation to be held into their allegations of improper behavi(...)

The 82-page document submitted by the whistleblower claims preferential treatment was given to the Central Bank. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A senior counsel has been appointed to investigate allegations of wrongdoing at the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Senan Allen has been asked by the cler(...)