The Dáil 100 Experience was launched on Tuesday and   showcases the history of Leinster House and the evolution of Irish democracy through the decades. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has written a letter of complaint to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl about what she says is a “notable lac(...)

A plaque marking the site of the Soloheadbeg ambush in Co Tipperary. The incident on January 21st, 1919, involved the first shots fired in the War of Independence. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Áras an Uachtaráin has declined to say why President Michael D Higgins turned down an invitation to attend an event in Co Tipperary later in January c(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Speaking on surveillance claims, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said “it must be stressed that these are allegations, and we must in the first instance determine if they are factual’. File photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has ordered an investigation into “serious issues” raised by a whistleblower who claims that covert surveillance(...)

Minister  Josepha Madigan with author Sinead Moriarty at the announcement in the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Tony Maxwell/Maxwells

A new bursary scheme for women artists, named for the revolutionary and first female minister Constance Markievicz, has been announced. Minister for (...)

President Michael D Higgins said during the election campaign that he would explain how the unaudited €317,000 allowance for his office is spent – but would only do so after the election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The presidential election may, for the most part, be best forgotten, but one theme of the campaign – the lack of transparency at Áras an Uachtaráin – (...)

Mattie “I’m partial to a slice of hot buttered toast’” McGrath was in the canteen, gloomily looking at the chicken Caesar wraps. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The marmalade hit the fan in Leinster House on Tuesday after an email landed from the good people in the facilities management unit (FMU). Politicians(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaks at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Co Dublin on Thursday announcing his arts initiative. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has defended the amount he is spending on his election campaign, the number of public engagements he has fulfilled and his(...)

Gavin Duffy: he said AIB’s annual profits could produce as much money for spending as is available in the budget. Photograph; Getty Images

The Government should retain AIB in State ownership for the foreseeable future because it has become one of its “most valuable cash cows”, presidentia(...)

 Pro Life Campaign spokesperson EilisMulroney (centre) during an awareness event focusing on the abortion legislation  outside Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Anti-abortion activists and disability campaigners protested outside Leinster House on Thursday against abortion legislation currently before the Dáil(...)

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