Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan contacted journalists to make allegations of “sexual crimes” against Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe,(...)

Micheál Martin: “He put it in the context of if we are to get to 55 to 60 seats some people are going to bring in running mates where they didn’t before”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used the recruitment of Stephen Donnelly to warn some of his senior TDs that they need to bring in a running ma(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has told an Irish delegation he is still on hunger strike.

A decision by the Government to recognise the state of Palestine would boost Ireland’s campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, the(...)

The former leader of the UK Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said ‘the UK has serious obligations to our nearest and dearest neighbour’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

British prime minister Theresa May declining to visit the Dáil shows her “completely wrong list of priorities”, former deputy prime minister Nick Cleg(...)

Micheál Martin: Some unhappy senior Fianna Fáil TDs  have urged the party leadership  to go for an early election. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Increasing Fianna Fáil frustration over Opposition proposals not being taken seriously by Government risks undermining the stability of the minority a(...)

IFA members in Dublin calling for an urgent aid package for grain farmers affected by dire weather. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government suffered an embarrassing defeat in a Dáil vote on an Opposition motion calling for a compensation fund to be established for tillage fa(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl  cast his vote for the Fine Gael/Independent Alliance minority coalition, ensuring victory. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl saved the Government from an embarrassing defeat with his casting vote on the Anti-Evictions Bill. The Government an(...)

The OPW considered moving the Seanad to, among other venues, Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Office of Public Works (OPW) contemplated moving the Seanad to the Mansion House, Trinity College and the RDS before opting to go next door to th(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell: Committee on Procedure and Privileges will  consider if his intervention breached  rules of the House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Complaints about Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell breaching parliamentary privilege when he made allegations about two Sinn Féin TDs are to be considered by (...)

Enda Kenny with Gerry Adams at the switching on of Christmas lights at Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sought to put further pressure on Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams by urging him to reveal the name of the man who drove the s(...)