Tánaiste Joan Burton: has been accused of picking on lone parents. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has been asked what her problem is with lone parents as she was accused of “picking on” them. Sinn Féin social protection spokesm(...)

Alexis Fitzgerald’s coffin outside the Church of Mary Immaculate  of Sinners in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins led the mourners at the funeral of the former Fine Gael TD, senator and(...)

Joan Burton said constitutional issues prevented the introduction of legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Michael Fitzmaurice raised the pension increases for former senior officeholders. He spoke of daily calls(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said the Tánaiste was a Fine Gael mouthpiece.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald accused the Tánaiste of having “morphed into a Fine Gael mouthpiece” during heated exchanges on the domesti(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald:  “The Taoiseach and his cronies in government have stuck their hands in the pockets of working people. ”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

People refusing to pay domestic water charges will still get €100 from the State, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. “Why would one pay the (...)

Fianna Fáil Seanad leader Darragh O’Brien said: “We have been trying to get answers from Minister for Health Leo Varadkar” on the filling of a pancreas transplant surgeon post in Beaumont Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government was defeated in the Seanad, by 24 votes to 23, on a Fianna Fáil motion calling for the filling of a pancreas transplant surgeon post in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he expects more people to pay their domestic water charges after it emerged Irish Water collected less than half the rev(...)

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Senators differed on whether the House should have an immediate debate on the Greek situation. Calling for a debate, Fianna(...)

Micheál Martin has renewed his call for a commission of inquiry into Nama’s Northern loan portfolio.

The Fianna Fáil leader has questioned The role of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the(...)

The Taoiseach has said the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) should be told of any alleged illegality in the sale by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) of its Northern Ireland loan portfolio. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

(...) whereby Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Nama had known things had gone badly and had not informed(...)