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(...)

Clare Daly 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 for her lack of action on the issue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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(...)

Charles Musa, Patience Braimoh, Jeff Odea and Kelly Osagie, family members of Ricky Osagie, who was awarded a posthumous gold medal at the National Bravery Awards at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Alibanga Musifer has been living in Ireland for 20 years but cannot, for the life of trying, regularise his presence here. And so he limps along in (...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman  Jim O’Callaghan: said there was a pressing need for a judicial council to be established. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Association of Judges in Ireland (AJI) has called for the establishment of a judicial council following claims made against a member of the judici(...)

Suits you? Anti Austerity Alliance and People before Profit TDs clad in black “Repeal” sweaters in the Dáil. Photograph: Leinster House TV

The Oireachtas committee on procedures and privileges is to consider implementing a dress code for TDs and Senators. The committee met on Wednesday e(...)

‘Yes Minister’ stars Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds.

John Murphy bowed out as secretary general of the Department of Jobs and Enterprise this week and he told some great yarns about his time in the Civil(...)

AAA-PBP TDs wear Repeal shirts in the Dáil.

Abortion is not a black-and- white issue, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said as the issue was raised in the Dáil in the wake of the demonstration in Dublin(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: welcomed the agreement of her Cabinet colleagues to postpone a decision on  appealing against the European Commission judgment.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin and a number of Independent TDs are seeking an early recall of the Dáil to debate the implications of the European Commission ruling on App(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with French President François Hollande at a press conference in Government Buildings  yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In the glowing dawn of the new enlightenment, there was never going to be a row over the length of the summer break. A political golden age is upon u(...)

Independent Senator Michael McDowell has expressed his opposition to the proposed introduction of financial penalties for the abuse of Oireachtas privilege. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

MARIE O’HALLORAN Independent Senator Michael McDowell has expressed his opposition to the introduction of financial penalties in the Oireachtas to “p(...)