Speaking at the announcement of his candidacy in the European elections, Ciarán Cuffe said: “I want Dublin to be known for its walkability, bikeability and liveability.”

Green Party candidate in the upcoming European elections Cllr Ciarán Cuffe has said he is confident of securing a seat in the Dublin constituency desp(...)

Senator Alice Mary Higgins aims at overhauling the bid system for all public projects. Photograph: Sarah Doyle/PA Wire

Senior public servants would have to sign off on procurement contracts where lowest price only is chosen and be obliged to publish their rationale und(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: are Oliver Callan’s barbs getting to him?  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

A clumsy attempt at comedy by Leo Varadkar on Thursday night had guests at a special dinner in Dublin wondering if comedian Oliver Callan’s well-aimed(...)

 Rónán Mullen is one of the senators elected by NUI gradutes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A cross section of the Irish electorate – more than half a million people – only semi exercises its franchise. Many university graduates are ignoring,(...)

Oireachtas Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection chairman John Curran, described the presentations from representatives of former ESB, RTÉ and Bórd na Móna staff as “eye-opening”.

Thousands of retired semi-State employees are “really struggling” with small pensions and an inability to have their voices heard, an Oireachtas commi(...)

An ESRI report published in January found 21 per cent of lone parent families in consistent poverty compared with 6 per cent of families with two parents. File photograph: Getty Images

How lone parents are treated in the budget will be a test of the Government’s commitment to gender equality, organisations and individuals advocating (...)

LÉ James Joyce conducting a rescue last year. File photograph: Defence Forces

The Department of Defence has denied that a Naval Service patrol ship was involved in any Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) exercise or operat(...)

‘The current Government’s motives in pursuing deletion of Article 41.2 have been called into question.’ File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Article 41.2 of the Constitution – the so-called “women’s place is in the home” clause – is “archaic”, “sexist”, “offensive”, “patriarchal” and “misog(...)

The Constitution of Ireland –  Bunreacht na hÉireann. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the words of its critics, and there have been many down through the decades, article 41.2 of the Constitution – the so-called “women’s place is in (...)

Seanad Éireann in its  temporary home in the Ceramics Room of the National Museum of Ireland. File image: Maxwells.

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has said he expects all his party colleagues in the Oireachtas to support the abortion legislation. He told the S(...)

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