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Michael D’Arcy was elected to the Seanad from the agricultural panel in March and his vacancy will be filled by a byelection. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy is to resign his seat in the Seanad to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Man(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

Captain of the guard John Flaherty has been urged to make a statement on his attendance at the Clifden golf event given the seniority of his role within Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of TDs have called on the captain of the guard in Leinster House to explain his attendance at a controversial golf society event in Clifden l(...)

Séamus Woulfe:  His  conduct  is in question over his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Elected officials cannot make a finding of misbehaviour against a Supreme Court judge because of the constitutionally protected separation of powers b(...)

TDs Dara Calleary and Noel Grealish and Senator Jerry Buttimer

Several politicians who attended a dinner organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society in apparent contravention of Covid-19 guidelines have apologised fo(...)

Donal de Róiste: The former lieutenant in the Irish Army,  now aged 75, was retired in 1969 by then president Éamon de Valera. Photograph: Jim Walpole

The family of former Irish Army officer Donal de Róiste have welcomed the news that the Government is to hold a review into the circumstances surround(...)

Letters to loved ones, friends, colleagues and essential workers on life under lockdown from Vicky Phelan, Joe Schmidt, Maeve Higgins, LYNN RU(...)

Journalist Thom Malone talks to  Dermot Cantillon, chairman of Naas racecourse, who is bidding for a seat in the Seanad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of Irish racing and breeding’s most high-profile administrative figures, Dermot Cantillon, has decided to run for election to the Seanad. Current(...)

 Fianna Fáil Senator Dr Keith Swanick. Photograph: Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil Senator Keith Swanick has announced he will not seek re-election to the Seanad. The Co Mayo-based GP said he wanted to “spend more qualit(...)

Louie Bennett. She kept the union she founded independent of Liberty Hall and male unions on the basis that women’s concerns would always take second place in male-dominated unions.

Louie Bennett, who was born 150 years ago on January 7th, was well known in 20th-century Ireland as a feminist, trade unionist and journalist but it w(...)

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