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Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins at the Four Courts. Oireachtas committee chairpersons have been told that in the light of the Kerins case, their role was of particular importance. Photograph: Collins Courts

Oireachtas committees have received extensive legal advice since the Angela Kerins case warning them to stay firmly within their remit and to treat wi(...)

An anti-Brexit protester outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It was 20 minutes before MPs were due to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday evening, and the Conservative MP Steve Double didn’t know w(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister for Health Simon Harris during a press conference on the cervical cancer scandal in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government believes that further “accountability” will be needed in response to the current cervical cancer screening crisis despite the departure(...)

Colm Brophy is a Fine Gael TD representing Dublin South West.

Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy has described the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as “Ireland’s favourite star chamber” and “the most debased comm(...)

Page from the 1631 bible which reads: “Thou shalt commit adultery”

One of the greatest howlers in English publishing history occurred in 1631 when a version of The Holy Bible was published in London with the word “not(...)

Mick Wallace has made new  allegations under Dáil privilege  relating to the National Assets Management Agency.

Independent TD Mick Wallace has made a further four allegations under Dáil privilege, all relating to the National Assets Management Agency. He descr(...)

Michael McDowell and former Green Party minister Eamon Ryan at the count centre in Dublin Castle.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Donegal Labour Senator Jimmy Harte had the best line of the weekend when he called the Seanad Referendum “the costliest after-dinner speech in history(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has claimed the EMC is not seeing the “big picture” of the Irish economy

A senior Minister has reignited Government debate on the powerful Economic Management Council (EMC) by suggesting it may be dominated by a narrow coho(...)

Abolishing the Seanad is only part of the promised reforms

The biggest hurdle the Government faces in its campaign to abolish Seanad Éireann will be to show how it can change another largely unreformed institu(...)