Rónán Mullen is one of the senators elected by NUI gradutes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A cross section of the Irish electorate – more than half a million people – only semi exercises its franchise. Many university graduates are ignoring,(...)

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(...)

 Angela Kerins arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of her Supreme Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Things are said in the Oireachtas that should not be said, or people would prefer were not said, but that is “the nature of parliamentary privilege” a(...)

Pearse Doherty said previously thousands of consumers had been prevented from having their complaint heard. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A Sinn Féin Bill ending the rule preventing the Financial Services Ombudsman from hearing complaints about financial products sold more than six years(...)

Angela Kerins is seen arriving at the High Court on Wednesday for the continuation of her action. Photograph: Collins

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee’s questioning of former Rehab Group chief executive Angela Kerins about payments of public monies to the organisati(...)

Voters chose by a narrow margin in a referendum in 2013 to retain rather than to abolish the Seanad. They did so without great enthusiasm, as reflecte(...)

File photograph of Independent Senator David Norris. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris has said that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other following the same-sex marriage referendum. “It would(...)

Ciarán Lynch, the chairman of the banking inquiry

The banking inquiry held a heated meeting on Tuesday night over allegations of wrongdoing at the committee. Clerk of the Dáil Peter Finnegan met wit(...)

Rescued migrants on board the LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean in June 2015. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was “very proud” of the crew of the Irish Navy vessel for their rescue work.  Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said consideration will be given to accommodating additional migrants who have travelled to Europe. Ireland previously pledg(...)

Technical group whip Catherine Murphy said new time limits would have serious implications for Independent TDs. Photograph: David Sleator

The technical group is seeking an urgent meeting with Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett in a dispute over Dáil speaking time. Mr Barrett contacted the Ind(...)

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