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More than one-third of the Seanad’s 60 Senators, including 11 former TDs, are running for the Dáil in the general election. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than one-third of the Seanad’s 60 Senators, including 11 former TDs, are running for the Dáil in the general election. Twenty-three members of t(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a particul(...)

Bernard Durkan:  he said  some of the difficulties in housing and health were “unacceptable and shouldn’t happen”

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy was heavily criticised by one of his own backbench TDs at a private meeting less than a day after he survived a Dá(...)

A spokesperson for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission confirmed  correspondence relating to the issue was sent to the commission by Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The body responsible for running the Houses of the Oireachtas will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss reforms to the Dáil’s expenses system following (...)

Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan said what had happened was very serious. Photograph: PA

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has written to the Ceann Comhairle over what he has described as the “illegal act” of a Fianna Fáil frontbencher(...)

The study is the 15th in the charity’s series on the gap between the HAP and RS limits and market rents and is the first that looks at the impact of ‘discretionary top-ups’ on accessing properties. Photograph: iStock

Less than four per cent of homes for rent are available to people dependent on rent supplement (RS)or the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), a study pu(...)

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is believed to be considering a range of possibilities and seeking advice on her options in relation to the commission of inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government-appointed commission investigating the sale of building services firm Siteserv to a Denis O’Brien-owned company has directed the politi(...)

In all the Dublin constituencies the Yes vote was over 70 per cent. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Every single one of the 40 constituencies in Ireland voted to remove the word “blasphemous” from article 40.6.1 of the Constitution in a unanimity uni(...)

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher attended a defence Forces  protest outside  Leinster House on Wednesday and where he also met  some Fianna Fail   TDs. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A Fianna Fáil TD has said he is likely to vote for Sean Gallagher in the presidential election despite Micheál Martin saying his parliamentary party w(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (centre) with Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly and Ian Marshall, a unionist farmer who has been elected to the  Seanad. Photograph: @MaryLouMcDonald/PA Wire

A newly-elected Senator backed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he is willing to vote against the so-called “backstop” arrangement that would see Northe(...)

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