Alan Dillon

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 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: he insists he has not broken the law, and defended his actions by saying he  circulated the contract to encourage NAGP members to agree to it.  Photograph: Alan Betson

“What I’m saying is it’s not going to arise,” said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the prospect of charges being brought against him on the back of the Garda(...)

These women appear to have been subject to an Upstairs, Downstairs regime in Leinster House, left without basic facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House is a big old building, and big old buildings are a devil to keep clean. The cleaners – almost all women – are on the go from the crack(...)

Dublin’s Paddy Andrews is denied by David Clarke straight after saving a penalty during the 2017 league encounter at Croke Park between Mayo and Dublin. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For almost half a decade the slow trickle of Mayo’s golden generation into retirement has emitted a collective sigh from the football-mad county that (...)

‘We don’t buy the versions currently on the market, we buy second-hand versions that we ensure that any ability to operate wifi or to engage online is decommissioned’. Photograph: iStock

Prison authorities are sourcing older, second-hand models of games consoles to prevent inmates using internet enabled versions to communicate with peo(...)

 Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon: The State has been guilty of “decades of dereliction of duty” for the disabled. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Disabled children “are being left behind again” because welfare staff who should be helping them have been redeployed by the Health Service Executive (...)

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor and Mayo manager John Maughan pictured with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and the Sam Maguire trophy  ahead of the 2004 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The world turns and in Portlaoise on Sunday, John Maughan and Jack O’Connor take opposite dugouts for the Offaly-Kildare Leinster championship quarter(...)

Residents are required to make a means tested contribution towards the cost which is subsidised by the HSE. Photograph: iStock

An extensive review of the Fair Deal nursing home scheme begun over two years ago was “paused” because of problems in accessing key information deemed(...)

Richard Bruton: pandemic has ‘shown Fine Gael at its best’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Richard Bruton has been unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party. The Dublin Bay North TD stood unopposed at a me(...)

Fine Gael has mandated Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to engage with other parties “to share our analysis and perspectives on the outcome of the General Election”.

Fine Gael has said it is preparing to go into Opposition, after a six-hour parliamentary party meeting concluded on Monday night. Afterwards, Taoisea(...)

Alan Dillon

Alan Dillon (37) was elected to the 33rd Dáil on his first electoral run, replacing former taoiseach Enda Kenny in Castlebar. A former Mayo GAA footb(...)

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