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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Some of the party’s TDs have said that Fianna Fáil should be open to discussions with Sinn Féin, but others are strongly against such a move. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is expected to tell his TDs today that he will not reverse his position on entering government with Sinn Féin. Mr M(...)

Students and advocacy groups  protested on Thursday outside Leinster House, Dublin, over the axing of a  students’ allowance which enables people with disabilities to attend training courses. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Students with disabilities are “angry” and “shocked” following a decision by the HSE to axe a €31.80 training allowance. Advocacy groups and students(...)

Hundreds of GPs are due to gather outside the gates of the Dáil on Molesworth Street.

GPs are set protest outside Leinster House on Wednesday over the Government’s lack of investment in general practice. The National Association of Ge(...)

The helpline will be required to provide people with information on what behaviour constitutes bullying, harassment, or sexual harassment. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Oireachtas is to set up a helpline for employees and political party staff to deal with bullying or sexual harassment in Leinster House. The Hous(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy attending a conference at the Mansion House for the Dublin Simon Community annual report on homelessness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The public face of politics loves drama, and nothing supplies it like a cliffhanger vote as a Minister contemplates resignation, or – even better – sa(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has voiced his support for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment, saying that the proposed legislation, “in no way represents abortion on demand”

A beautiful sunny day in Dublin. On the pavement outside Leinster House, a man walks up and down with a sign hanging from his neck. “Yes Voters” it r(...)

The shifts given to some Leinster House contract staff depend on the length of Oireachtas sittings.

Staff working in Leinster House on zero-hours contracts for external companies could be left without an income in the run-up to Christmas if a general(...)

Dáil attendance: records are based off electronic fobs deputies validate in Leinster House

Ten TDs attended the Dáil every day it was sitting since the start of this year, according to Oireachtas figures published recently. Kate O’Connell (...)

Privately, Fianna Fáil is confident it could emerge the largest party from a subsequent election. Then it might talk about coalition alright. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“What’s going to happen?” The question is on the lips of everyone in and around Leinster House. TDs new and old, of all parties and none, staffers, s(...)

Derek Nolan: The Labour Party candidate seen here at the Galway West count has few regrets, he says.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Early on Saturday morning it was clear that my Dáil career was over. I had known for years that the fight would be difficult but it became apparent in(...)

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