Brendan Howlin

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John Paul Phelan (centre): Government would decide “in the next couple of weeks” on a citizens’ assembly. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government will proceed with plans for a directly elected mayor in Limerick after a majority of voters backed the proposal, Minister of State for (...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys said the Government had provided €1bn for the Defence Forces and was fully committed to ensuring they had the resources to deal with all their functions. File photograph: The Irish Times

Defence Force personnel must now be allowed to join a trade union the Dáil has heard following “extraordinary” and “unprecedented criticism” of the De(...)

Dún Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett: “I think realistically once Clare Daly ran it was always [the case] that she was going to take the left vote...” Photograph: James Forde

After a weekend of peaks and troughs for the Greens and Sinn Féin, another group of politicians and activists who will be licking their wounds over th(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin speaking to the media at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Behind Brendan Howlin in the RDS, hundreds of thousands of European election votes were counted in near-solemn silence. The solemnity matched much of (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: there is “no need for an election” if the Government can continue to get its agenda through the Oireachtas. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he cannot rule out calling a general election but added it is “not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks”. M(...)

Lettie McCarthy of Labour looks set to be re-elected in Glencullen, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In the weeks leading up to election day, a certain sense of optimism had crept into the ranks of the Labour Party. RTÉ’s exit poll has shown, however(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

It has emerged that the costs of the National Broadband Plan will stay on the State balance sheet

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is set to cost taxpayers €700 million between 2021 and 2023, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In rep(...)

British prime minister Theresa May delivers a speech detailing a new Brexit deal on Thursday. Photograph:  Kirsty Wigglesworth/ WPA Pool/Getty

Good morning, As we draw closer to the summer, it’s hard to escape the feeling the Brexit end game may be approaching (and not a minute too soon, I h(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin  hit out at the Government’s co-living proposals featuring shared kitchen and living areas, which he described as ‘ludicrous’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been accused of being “mind numbing in its lack of ambition” in dealing with the housing crisis. Labour leader Brendan Howlin made(...)

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