Noel Grealish was nowhere near the Dáil chamber when Leaders’ Questions rolled around again. Photograph: Screengrab from Oireachtas TV

“I like statistics,” remarked the Taoiseach during a discussion on the crime rate in Cork. “I am a believer in science – this is Science Week – and (...)

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath challenged claims by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe that the rights and protections of borrowers transfer with their loans when they are sold by banks to funds. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government is under increasing pressure to give full legal force to its code of conduct on mortgage arrears for loans sold to so-called vulture fu(...)

Runner in Dublin’s Kimmage-Rathmines ward Samantha Long: political parties got almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. A new injection would allocate €500,000 more to “already generously funded party machines”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A special Cabinet meeting was held recently to mark the Government collecting the last few tokens it required to claim a new kettle for the ministeria(...)

Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

Senator Catherine Noone, the Oireachtas Eighth Amendment committee’s chairwoman, will not use her vote unless there is a tie among the other members. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

James Browne (Fianna Fáil) The Wexford TD is in favour of amending article 40.3.3 (the Eighth Amendment) of the Constitution to allow for abortion in(...)