Alan Farrell

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Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis: In   a  letter from Mr Ellis and Martin Ferris, they allege Alan  Farrell   defamed the two of them by associating them with the murder of Brian Stack.    Photograph: Alan Betson

A decision on a complaint that Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell abused Dáil privilege by suggesting two Sinn Féin TDs might have information about the murde(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell: Committee on Procedure and Privileges will  consider if his intervention breached  rules of the House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Complaints about Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell breaching parliamentary privilege when he made allegations about two Sinn Féin TDs are to be considered by (...)

Austin Stack (left), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered in 1983, confronts Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

As always, Sinn Féin rallies around its leader when the past comes back to dog Gerry Adams but there is an awareness that numerous and recurring cont(...)

Enda Kenny with Gerry Adams at the switching on of Christmas lights at Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sought to put further pressure on Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams by urging him to reveal the name of the man who drove the s(...)

Austin Stack (left), son of murdered Brian Stack, confronts Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered by the IRA, has confronted Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams at a press conference in Dublin. Austin St(...)

 Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell claimed two Sinn Féin TDs had knowledge about the murder of prison officer Brian Stack.   Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw.

A Fine Gael TD who claimed two Sinn Féin TDs had knowledge about the murder of prison officer Brian Stack in the Dáil on Wednesday has said he did not(...)

Enda Kenny’s rating has jumped seven points since the last Irish Times poll to 36 points. Photograph: Reuters

Good morning. And what a good morning it is for Taoiseach Enda Kenny. While his detractors have been counting down the days to his departure it appea(...)

Alan Farrell, TD for Dublin Fingal, tossed in the equivalent of a grenade with the deliberate intention of provoking a reaction from Sinn Féin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael backbencher Alan Farrell got up from his seat, crossed the aisle and slid in beside a group of his party colleagues. The rumpus was dying (...)

Water committee: its key test will be whether its recommendations will be in keeping with the EU  water framework directive.  Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Twenty Oireachtas members will sit on the committee examining the future of water charges. The committee, which will be chaired by Independent Senato(...)

Chaired by former Labour Relations chair Kevin Duffy, the commission recommends normal water usage should be paid through general taxation, with a charge for ’wasteful’ usage. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Fianna Fáil is to consider merging the property tax and water charges in a potential compromise. The Irish Times has learned party leader Micheál Mar(...)

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