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Michael D Higgins and Niall Ring, the Lord Mayor of Dublin: The Office of President does not fall under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 but receives significant public funding. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Fianna Fáil is to consider tabling legislation to extend the Freedom of Information Act to the Office of President. The party spokesman on transport,(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív wants to reopen Micheál Martin’s decision not to stand a presidential candidate against President Michael D Higgins at a s(...)

Angela McCloskey, with family and solicitor, holds a picture of her son John Paul at his inquest in Galway

The mother of a 26-year-old who died after what a coroner described as a hospital “systems failure” has said she was appalled by the way her son was t(...)

Prawns at the fish auction at Ros-a-Mhíl. Sale at Iasc Mara Teoranta has been described by Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív as a “major blow”. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Management of a Connemara seafood plant that has been forced to sell up said it had been squeezed out by a Government policy that was concentrating fi(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: he has finally declared his hand, and says  he wants a second seven-year term in Áras an Uachtaráin

Those seeking to challenge Michael D Higgins for the presidency may be dependent on the rebelliousness of strangers. To the surprise of no one, Higgi(...)

Jurys Inn,  Christchurch. Photograph: Alan Betson

The special 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality sector is likely to be slightly increased in the October budget, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indica(...)

There is a view that the outcome will not have done Eamon  Ó Cuív any harm, with a far less crowded field in the No camp.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mayfly season had a different texture on Lough Corrib last weekend, as Connemara woke to the exit poll results on the abortion referendum. In less th(...)

 Garda  Pat McElroy helps presiding officer Nancy Sharkey carry a ballot box as they walk to the local polling station  in Gola Island, off Donegal, on Thursday. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Twelve offshore islands on the west and north-west coasts have begun casting votes in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment today. Air Corps helicop(...)

Carrying the ballot box for Gola Island, off the west coast of Donegal, to the polling station on the island to commence the voting on the Islands in the 2016 general election. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Twelve offshore islands on the west and north-west coasts begin voting in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Thursday. A total of 2,151 people(...)

Donegal woman Winifred Byrne’s husband Francis, her 16-year-old son Jimmy, and three other crew died when their fishing vessel ‘Skifjord’ sank in 1981. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Donegal widow who had secured the Ombudsman’s support for State compensation over exclusion from a Government scheme has finally been sent a cheque (...)

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