Richard Boyd Barrett  said the use of the device by the Government was ‘an outrageous sabotage of democracy.’ Photograph: Collins

Solidarity-People Before Profit TDs have threatened to seek an injunction after the Ceann Comhairle blocked an attempt to change standing orders in th(...)

“What made you take it up?” somebody asked. “Is it the leadership ambitions? You have to have the aul cúpla focal, don’t you?” “Idle speculation,” replied Leo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leo Varadkar was in expansive mood on Wednesday at a press briefing on the latest unemployment figures. The Minister for Social Protection was happy (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: has already appointed 12 Fine Gael TDs to the Cabinet and a further 15 to be Ministers of State. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to 80 per cent of Fine Gael deputies will be given some salaried or remunerated position in addition to their TD role when all the jobs in Taoisea(...)