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(...)

More than 3 million litres of fuel have been seized since 2011 and 31 fuel laundering operations or “oil laundries” have been detected and closed down. Photograph: Getty

A total of 137 petrol stations have been closed for breaches of licensing conditions, including fuel laundering, since 2011.In that time more than 3 m(...)

 Mourners arrive in the rain to pay their respects to the late Jackie Healy-Rae in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry this afternoon. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Hundreds of people gathered in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry, for the removal of the remains of former Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae.From early afternoon, lo(...)

Jackie Healy-Rae: a “committed and passionate public servant”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Cross-party tributes have been paid to former Kerry South Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83.Mr Healy-Rae, who died in Kerry Genera(...)

Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83 , was a colourful and wily grassroots politician who achieved significant national influence as an Independent TD supporting minority Fianna Fail-led governments. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83 , was a colourful and wily grassroots politician who achieved significant national influence as an Independent(...)

John O’Donoghue, who resigned as ceann comhairle in October 2009 and lost his Dáil seat two years later, has made no secret of his desire to secure a nomination to contest the next general election. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil has become privately dismissive of former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s chances of securing a party nomination to contest the new K(...)

The Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency carry out regular sweeps to ensure they are not subject to any bugging or(...)

John O’Donoghue: former ceann comhairle also served as a minister in two Fianna Fáil governments. Photograph: David Sleator

Can Fianna Fáil’s John O’Donoghue be stopped by the party nationally from securing a nomination to contest the next general election in the new Kerry (...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan:  “We need new blood, but the door isn’t closed entirely.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Attempts by former senior Fianna Fáil office holders to return to elected office are expected to be firmly resisted by party headquarters.“We need can(...)

Kerry South TD Michael Healy-Rae was filmed taking notes and speaking on the phone during the recently broadcast RTÉ documentary Looking After Number 1. Image: RTE screengrab.

The Road Safety Authority has written to RTÉ and other media production companies asking them to desist from interviewing people while they are dri(...)