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Brendan Howlin: It is not good enough . . . that the leader of political parties don’t give leadership. Photograph:  Collins

There have been calls for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to give their views on whether abortion should be allowed witho(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996: the Fine Gael politician  served as minister of state from 1981 to 1982 under Garret FitzGerald

The death has taken place of the former Fine Gael TD Paddy Harte. He was 86. Mr Harte was a Fine Gael TD from 1961 until 1997, representing the Done(...)

The proposed boundary represented a compromise as it excluded Carrigtwohill and Little island which had also been recommended for inclusion in a report

Legislation allowing Cork city to expand to become a city of 200,000 will be passed in Dáil Éireann later this year, a close confidante of Fianna Fáil(...)

Conchobar Ó Laoghaire and Senator Jerry Buttimer at their wedding  in Triskel Christchurch, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Seanad leader Jerry Buttimer said he wanted to pay tribute to the people of Ireland as he married his long-term partner, Conchobar Ó Laoghaire (48), i(...)

As many as 3.6m Irish citizens living beyond the Republic could be eligible to vote in the presidential elections in the 2019 referendum.

Irish citizens abroad should be represented with their own elected official in Dáil Éireann, Minister of State for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon has said(...)

The case taken by Joe Costello was struck out on consent on Tuesday by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, who was told the necessary legislation had been passed by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Collins Courts

A legal action by former Labour Party TD Joe Costello aimed at ensuring the enactment of laws increasing the number of TDs before the next general ele(...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cork City Council has voted to ask Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy to legislate for a boundary extension which would see the population of(...)

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hopes of finding a resolution to the long running Cork city boundary dispute have hit a roadblock and the issue may end up in Dáil Éireann after membe(...)

Joe Duffy: “The punters knew the banks were dodgy before the politicians did.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Joe Duffy was a child in Ballyfermot he came upon two adult neighbours having a row. He did what Joe Duffy does to this day. He got involved. “I (...)

Orlaith McBride, the director of the Arts Council,  has told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht that she rejects an inference of conflict of interest . File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

The director of the Arts Council has told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht that she rejects an inference of confl(...)

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