Seán Ó Fearghaíl said  the consultation, aimed at producing high-level advice to the Committee on Procedures and Privileges ’will form the basis for making a decision to address the problems that we undoubtedly have’.

The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil is to undertake a consultation to address problems with discipline in the House, he has confirmed. Seán Ó Fearghaíl (...)

Charlie Flanagan: “If Paul Murphy believes he has a legitimate avenue of complaint, the option is available to him to contact the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. He has not done that.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has strongly criticised the Solidarity TD Paul Murphy for alleging the Minister defamed him during a Dáil debate(...)

Paul Murphy during heated exchanges with  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Dáil

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has written to the Ceann Comhairle accusing Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of defaming him when he accused Murphy of thuggery during(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Solidarity TD Paul Murphy on Wednesday that he owed a public apology to former tánaiste Joan Burton, her adviser Kare(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance (now Solidarity) and People Before Profit TDs wearing “Repeal” sweaters in the Dáil. The Oireachtas Code of Parliamentary Standards already bans the wearing of emblems of a party-political nature

The Dáil body that deals with standards in the parliament has agreed new procedures preventing TDs from wearing clothing carrying political slogans in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘You have brought your children to a concert venue. You leave them outside as they go in to an adventure. To think some of them never came back.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The bombing attack in Manchester was a “barbaric attack on children and an assault on civilisation”, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl told the Dáil. (...)

The Citizens’ Assembly recommended that abortion should be permitted in the State in a wide range of circumstances. File photographs: The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas committee on abortion will be not allowed to rotate their positions with other party members. The names of the members of t(...)

European Commission chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has arrived in Dublin. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will assure members of the Oireachtas on Thursday he is “100 per cent aware” of Irela(...)

Under proposals agreed by the business committee, the traditional Dáil prayer will continue to be said both in Irish and English, while a period of 30 seconds for silent reflection will also be introduced. File photograph: Alan Betson

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has described as “an insult” a proposal for the Dáil to debate at 10pm on Tuesday, new arrangements for the Dáil prayer. (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, pictured here with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, will on Tuesday bring to Cabinet proposed draft terms of reference for the examination of the force. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called on Fianna Fáil to amend its Dáil motion to express no confidence in Garda management. Fianna Fáil had tabled (...)