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Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín: “There needs to be sustainable levels of immigration in this country, it needs to be managed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A senior Sinn Féin TD has accused his former colleague Peadar Tóibín of knowing “exactly what he was doing” in making comments about immigration to Ir(...)

 Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín said a notice in a recent parish newsletters asking “pro-life supporters especially” to attend one of his rallies was not ordered by him. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The former Sinn Féin TD who has established a new party says at least a third of the members joining his organisation are Fianna Fáil supporters. Pea(...)

Peadar Tóibín has said that while his new party will be ‘100% pro-life’, it is discussing free votes on a range of abortion issues. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Peadar Tóibín’s as-yet unnamed political party is suddenly filling a gap that should belong to the SDLP-Fianna Fáil merger. It is fair to say this de(...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English (left) with Niamh Randall and  Dermot Kavangh of the Simon Community at the launch of the charity’s  2017 annual report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

There are no plans afoot to recognise housing as a fundamental right in the Constitution as such a guarantee is not needed, the Minister of State for (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry  said a similar loss of money in the private sector would have led to disciplinary action.  Photograph:  Bryan James Brophy

The new headquarters for the Department of Health, which lay empty for 18 months at a cost of €11 million, was “in the round a very good deal” for the(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he  said recent discussion on the housing issue had been “overly-simplistic”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The gap between private housing supply and demand is unlikely to close for the next three to four years, the chief executive of the National Asset Man(...)

Leo Varadkar: were he to call an election in September he  would be throwing the leadership of the country into doubt at precisely the time of greatest sensitivity in Brexit

The big clearout from Leinster House was a fortnight ago when the Dáil adjourned for the summer recess. The Cabinet had its final meeting on Wednesday(...)

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín accepts he will  lose the whip by voting against abortion legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín said he will vote against legislation to allow for abortion but will not leave the party over the issue. Mr Tóibín advocat(...)

 Peadar Tóibín TD, pictured at the Sinn Féin ard fheis in 2015, did not speak during the party’s debate on Saturday on changing  its  policy toward  abortion. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Sinn Féin ardfheis has cleared the way for party TDs and senators to vote for legislation allowing for abortion up to 12 weeks when it comes befor(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler has criticised posters advocating a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum for failing to mention the word abortion. Ms Bu(...)

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