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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended sending the terms of reference of a commission of investigation into alleged Garda malpractice to former minister fo(...)

The Oireachtas has rejected reports that the Ceann Comhairle would step down before the end of the current Dáil term. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas has insisted that Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett “ intends to complete his term in office and so does not intend departing his post befor(...)

When asked whether it was possible he could take over as ceann comhairle should Sean Barrett step aside, Pat  Rabbitte said: ‘You might say that, I couldn’t possibly comment.’ Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Labour is preparing to propose one of its own TDs for the position of ceann comhairle if Séan Barrett resigns before the end of this Dáil, with for(...)

The Government has pledged to legislate for gay adoption rights before the same-sex marriage referendum. The reform will be part of the Children and Family Relationships Bill, the general scheme of which was published early last year by then minister for justice Alan Shatter, with  a revised version  published last September by his successor, Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has pledged that legislation providing for adoption by gay couples will be enacted before the referendum on same-sex marriage in May.Th(...)