Dáil chamber. Photograph: Alan Betson,

The 33rd Dáil will convene at noon on Thursday, with all newly-elected TDs taking their seats for the first time since the general election on Februar(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien had claimed statements made after he got injunctions against RTÉ on April 30th, 2015, amounted to ‘unwarranted interference’. Photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Denis O’Brien’s appeal over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about his banking affairs. Any interfe(...)

Angela Kerins: was subjected to prolonged questioning about her salary,  pay and  conditions

The Supreme Court decision in the Angela Kerins case has brought into focus a fault line that has been evident in parliamentary inquiries since the Dá(...)

In a significant judgment on Wednesday, the Supreme Court found that it would not be a breach of the separation of powers to declare the actions of the PAC unlawful in light of the fact that the committee was acting outside its remit and that the Oireachtas Committee on Procedures and Privileges had already come to the same view.

On February 27th 2014, Angela Kerins, then chief executive of Rehab, appeared voluntarily before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Rehab was a priv(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl said  the consultation, aimed at producing high-level advice to the Committee on Procedures and Privileges ’will form the basis for making a decision to address the problems that we undoubtedly have’.

The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil is to undertake a consultation to address problems with discipline in the House, he has confirmed. Seán Ó Fearghaíl (...)

Denis O’Brien had argued that speeches made by two TDs  breached his rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights. Photograph: The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien initiated legal proceedings against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges in August 2015. Mr O’Brien took issue(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell: Committee on Procedure and Privileges will  consider if his intervention breached  rules of the House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Complaints about Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell breaching parliamentary privilege when he made allegations about two Sinn Féin TDs are to be considered by (...)

The litigation in the British supreme court over invoking article 50 to trigger Brexit talks has raised profound issues and stirred deep emotions, as (...)

Firefighters and engineers at the scene of a crash between a Luas and a car on Wednesday, in which the car became wedged between a support stanchion and and the tram, near Tallaght Hospital.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

1. ‘Irish Times’ poll: Fianna Fáil pulls ahead of Fine Gael to become most popular party Fianna Fáil has pulled ahead of Fine Gael to become the most(...)

Independent TD  Mattie McGrath outside Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has instructed his lawyers to consider legal action against Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Ruth Coppinger. Mr McGrath conf(...)

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