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Fianna Fáil spokesperson on justice Niall Collins  pictured speaking to the media outside Leinster House today ahead of his no-confidence motion this evening. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore have offered their support to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter ahead of this evening’s Dáil debate on(...)

Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin, a former mayor, was critical of the protesters’ motives.

A meeting of elected members of Limerick City Council was delayed yesterday when anti-austerity protesters sat on councillors’ seats and held their ow(...)

Sinn Féin has claimed a 92 per cent Yes vote in an unofficial, mini Border poll shows a “very clear signal of strong demand” for a united Irela(...)

 Deputy Mick Wallace at Leinster House yesterday. He said Mr Shatter had “tried to ridicule us, skew the debate, misrepresent us and show a level of disrespect to us as elected representatives.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter appeared to have drawn a line under the political row surrounding his disclosure of confidential information(...)

Deputy Mick Wallace at Leinster House yesterday. “Most came to the realisation that the the political row surrounding Shatter was petering out.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Alan Shatter brought a new concept to the world of Irish politics last night: the nonapology apology. After five days of controversy over(...)

Ulster Unioninst leader Mike Nesbitt

An award-winning book for adolescents has triggered controversy in the Northern Assembly. The Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt (...)

Screen grab of Minister for Justice Alan Shatter speaking in the Dáil this evening

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the Dáil there was “nothing sinister” in the way in which he acquired information that Independent T(...)

A study of how alternative electoral systems would work in Ireland has found they most markedly favour the largest political party in Ireland a(...)

The Seanad chamber at Leinster House: the proposal by Senator David Norris at the constitution convention that it should seek to address the abolition of the Seanad lead to sharp exchanges between members

The constitutional convention voted not to consider abolition of the Seanad before the referendum on its future. At the convention’s mee(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s remark about Independent TD Mick Wallace “has had a political impact far beyond its seemingly throwaway nature. It has raised serious issue surrounding ministerial power, rights and responsibilities.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The word hypocrisy has been bandied around in the continuing row over penalty points. It has been applied (correctly) to Roscommon Deputy Luke (...)

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