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Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

 Passengers at Dublin Airport. Photograph:  Colin Keega

A family who said they had had their child benefit payments stopped aftergoing on holidays were among those to tell their stories as details emerged o(...)

 Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th 140 workers out of 350 were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

“He is very, very lucky to be alive,” she says of her husband. The Offaly woman Mary and her husband John (not their real names) do not want to be pub(...)

Dawn Meats admitted it had halted operations at one of its plants after four confirmed cases of Covid-19.

In the United States this week, President Donald Trump used laws forged during the Korean war to order meat-processing plants to stay open. US meat pr(...)

Brian Stanley’s party profile says he maintains a ‘direct involvement in the ongoing campaign for Irish independence and all-Ireland integration’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin’s Brian Stanley has retained his seat for the third time, having first been elected in the 2011 election. Stanley (59) has been a spokesman(...)

Speaking after his election in Laois-Offaly, Brian  Stanley of Sinn Féin said his first preferred option on the formation of the next administration “would be to form a left-wing government”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s vote surge continued in the Laois-Offaly constituency when its candidate Brian Stanley was elected on the first count with a surplus of 5,(...)

Barry Cowen is considered a safe bet for a seat. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Laois-Offaly (five seats) In 2016, candidates were elected for the two separate constituencies of Laois and Offaly, each with three seats. It has now(...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin as  farmers stage a protest over beef prices. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has told the Dáil that he and the Minister for Justice were told directly about death threats made to senior ma(...)

Farmers wellies in a pile at the gates of Leinster House during a demonstration   in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The Government has been soundly defeated on a vote on the Mercosur trade deal in the Dáil. The vote, on a Sinn Féin motion, was defeated by 84 votes (...)

The Mercosur deal agrees to the importation to the EU of 90,000 tonnes of beef, 180 tonnes of poultry meat and 25,000 tonnes of pig meat a year.

Ireland has the opportunity to ensure legally watertight conditions are included in the EU trade agreement with the Mercosur countries that they will (...)

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