Taoiseach Enda Kenny singing with Catherine Martin of the Green Party at the switching on of Christmas tree lights in Leinster House. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“They’re getting great mileage out of those balls,” remarked a Leinster House staffer as the main players gathered for their big moment. Seven men in(...)

Gena Heraty and Maeve Bracken, who work at an orphanage in Haiti: Ms Heraty will receive an award this week from Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Mayo woman Gena Heraty (45) is to receive the Oireachtas Human Dignity Award from Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl at a ceremony in Leinster House on (...)

 Ibrahim Halawa’s trial in Egypt has been postponed 16 times. The next hearing is scheduled for December 13th - Mr Halawa’s 21st birthday.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl is to lead a delegation of TDs to Egypt to visit imprisoned Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa. Following contacts with Egyp(...)

Sinn Féin whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh who brought a proposal to Dáil business committee to allow time for statements on Castro.  Photograph: Sara Freund

The Oireachtas is to draw up a set of guidelines on whether the Dáil should set aside time for tributes to deceased world leaders, following a disput(...)

Ibrahim Halawa: Arrested in August 2013, his trial has been adjourned 16 times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has two days to apply to the Egyptian government for the release of Ibrahim Halawa through a special commission, the Dáil has hea(...)

Clare Daly:  accused  judge  of irrational behaviour and creating “huge problems” in administration of justice. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent4Change TD Clare Daly could face disciplinary action after recently making comments about a member of the judiciary in the Dáil who she ha(...)

The Seanad is to be relocated temporarily to the nearby National Museum of Irleand - Archaeology  on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

A forum to promote relationships between the Oireachtas and neighbouring national cultural institutions is to be established, Seanad Cathaoirleach De(...)

 Geoff Barry and Ken Doyle of the  Royal British Legion were standard bearers during the Remembrance Sunday service at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The 1916 Rising had been commemorated in an “inclusive and sensitive way’’ when compared to events in 1966, Dr Houston McKelvey, honorary chaplain to (...)

Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys: former director of the National Museum Pat Wallace has said this is the second attempt by her to “grab” at the museum. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The Houses of the Oireachtas is prepared to offer the National Museum legal guarantees that it will only house the Seanad for temporary period to all(...)

Clare Daly, who said people would be forgiven for thinking the review was put together as “a fig leaf’’ for Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to take cover. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A retired High Court judge has failed to request material from Garda whistleblowers in his review of the treatment of Sgt Maurice McCabe, the Dáil has(...)