Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty: he may receive a quota and a half in Donegal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A new poll has found Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn may dislodge Independent TD Thomas Pringle or a Fianna Fáil Deputy to win a second seat f(...)

Only at  Brown Thomas? The State acts like it “only does its shopping” at the high-end retailer when looking for a barrister, Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan  said. File photograph: Eric Luke

The State acts like it “only does its shopping at Brown Thomas” when it is looking for a barrister, Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan has (...)

Clare TD Timmy Dooley and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A week of tribal mud-slinging in Leinster House ended as it began, with Fianna Fáil struggling to defend the conduct of some of its senior TDs, and Fi(...)

University Hospital Galway only addressed the family’s concerns after they made a formal complaint. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Garda investigation is under way into the alleged drunken assault of a 74-year-old woman on a hospital trolley in University Hospital Galway who was(...)

Minister for Social Protection told Fianna Fáil spokesman Willie O’Dea she ‘won’t stand here and have you challenge me and have you telling me I’m telling you lies. I don’t deserve that’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil in a row over the Public Services Card (PSC) when Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty told her Fian(...)

A protester attends a demonstration calling for the end of the direct provision system in Dublin in 2017. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said a lot of concerns raised about direct provision centres prior to their opening have not transpired and they are o(...)

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. File photograph Tom Honan

The Health Service Executive spent more than €11 million on consultancy fees for the National Children’s hospital group last year, and more than €1 mi(...)

Minister of State Seán Kyne was booed and heckled at a public meeting in Oughterard over a direct provision centre.

A Government Minister was booed and heckled as up to 700 people attended a public meeting in Oughterard, Co Galway, on Wednesday, and vowed to fight a(...)

Sean fleming

The Public Accounts Committee has called for a new cost-benefit analysis to be completed before the signing of a contract for the €5 billion National (...)

Ciaran Breen, director of the State Claims Agency. File photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells.

The State Claims Agency has said it is handling 117 legal claims in relation to the CervicalCheck screening controversy. Ciaran Breen, director of t(...)

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