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“Mr Crowley’s prolonged absence is symptomatic of much that is publicly perceived to be wrong with Irish politics,” says Hartley. Above, Brian Crowley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Fianna Fáil substitute MEP Kieran Hartley has appealed to party leader Micheál Martin to intervene in the continuing absence of the party’s MEP Br(...)

Brian Crowley MEP has been unable to attend the European Parliament since his re-election in 2014 due to ill-health. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Luke “Ming” Flanagan has said he would resign as an MEP if he was in the same situation as his counterpart Brian Crowley, who has been unable to atten(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

Brian Crowley: His MEP substitute Kieran Hartley has called on  Micheál Martin to take action on his absenteeism. Photograph:  Mark Kelleher

The European Parliament has no powers to take any action against an MEP who does not attend its sittings, a spokeswoman has said. On Thursday The Iri(...)

Brian Crowley MEP at the 75th Fianna Fáil ardfheis in early 2014. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kieran Hartley, the Fianna Fáil MEP substitute for Brian Crowley in Ireland South, has complained to party leader Micheál Martin that Mr Crowley has n(...)

Richard Graham-Leigh, founder of the West Cork Biscuit Company set up his business at 57. He is now 70 and only began to scale back his work hours when he reached this milestone birthday last year.

Richard Graham-Leigh, founder of the West Cork Biscuit Company set up his business at 57. He is now 70 and only began to scale back his work hours whe(...)

Art handlers prepare Aran 2005, a selection of black and white photographs which were part of an exhibition by artist Sean Scully at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Museums Survey 2016, which was published in December, aims to provide an overview of the state of museums in Ireland north and south of the (...)

Ireland South MEP Brian Crowley: His non-attendance  due to illness meant that Ireland had one of the lowest participation rates in the European Union. Mr Crowley continues to participate in European Parliament work through his office in Cork. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

The attendance rate for Irish MEPs attending the European Parliament’s plenary sessions rose in 2015, new figures show. However, the non-attendance (...)

Templenoe celebrate after their All-Ireland junior club football final win. Photograph: Inpho

Templenoe (Kerry) 4-13 Ardnaree-Sarsfields (Mayo) 1-10 Stephen O’Sullivan had a day he will never forget as Templenoe became the seventh Kerry team(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has been detained  in Egypt for more than two years.

The Human Rights and Equality Commission has said it is “deeply concerned” about the situation of Ibrahim Halawa, a 20-year-old Irish man who has been(...)

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