Tánaiste Joan Burton recalled the IRA’s killing of widow Jean McConville in Belfast, during heated exchanges with the Sinn Féin deputy leader over the(...)

Minister of State for Justice Aodhan Ó Riordáin said a register of lincensees was maintained on the PSRA website.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of unlicensed auctioneers are operating throughout the State, Fine Gael’s Senator Paul Coghlan has said. Mr Coghlan told the Seanad the matte(...)

Joan Burton: ‘We have had a managed process of recovery in this economy’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said there is relief that what is happening in Greece had not happened to Irish people. “We have had a managed process of rec(...)

Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch: hospital is ‘actively recruiting nursing staff’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fáil, and Independents Tom Fleming and Michael Healy-Rae. Mr Ferris said he was a regular visitor to(...)

Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Seanad that tourism numbers were very positive, and more visitors would mean more jobs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Consideration is being given to a repeat of the 2013 Gathering, Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe has said. To boost tourism numbers and generate b(...)

 Enda Kenny: ‘The Minister has given [the banks] a warning.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Michael Noonan had his officials monitoring the progress on what the banks said they would do. “We have a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated that action may be taken against the banks in the budget if they fail to reduce variable mortgage interest rates.

(...) fail to reduce variable mortgage interest rates. He told the Dáil Minister for Finance Michael Noonan(...)

Minister of State for the Marine Tom Hayes has said  paid car-parking in Howth harbour,  Dublin, is being considered. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Paid car-parking in Howth harbour, in north Dublin, remains under consideration as part of an overall review of traffic management arrangements, Mini(...)

Armed police patrol Marhaba beach, where 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Sousse. Flowers have been laid in honour of the dead. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Dáil has observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect to the victims of the terrorist attack in Tunisia. Taoiseach Enda Kenny, leading express(...)

Senator Mark Daly: said Germany seemed to forget the 1953 London debt agreement whereby nearly 50% of its debt was written off. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There were exchanges between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the Seanad over the Greek crisis. Mark Daly of Fianna Fáil said the attitude of some of the (...)