Sinn Fein spokesman on water Eoin Ó Broin said the figures released by Irish Water yesterday, which showed a dramatic fall in payment, displayed the opposition to the charges. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin will force Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to vote together next week when they table a motion calling for the abolition of Irish Water. The par(...)

Geraldine  Martin suffered an arm injury in Dunnes’ Dundalk branch on August 10th 2011.

A long-serving employee dismissed by Dunnes Stores after it won an appeal against an award of €67,500 damages to her has been given a year to repay th(...)

Minister for Health Leo  Varadkar’s department plans to raid €12 million of the €35 million reserved for mental health to offset costs in other areas. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has called on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to explain to the Dáil why money supposedly ring-fenced for mental health spending is being (...)

Kathleen Lynch is resisting any raid on the funds available to her for mental health while she serves in the current caretaker administration. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The College of Psychiatrists has expressed dismay at plans to divert money supposedly ring-fenced for mental health to other areas. The Green Party h(...)

Green Party TD Catherine Martin: “Now is the time when members should step up and speak up for the people who elected you.”

Newly elected Green Party TD Catherine Martin delivered a strong maiden speech in the Dáil on Thursday in which she urged the two main parties, Fine G(...)

 Micheál Martin of Fianna Fáil at the Dáil before the vote for Taoiseach. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gerry Adams may be of some service to them after all. No better man than the Sinn Féin president to give Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin advice on dec(...)

Fine Gael is hopeful of retaining the support of the Labour Party for Enda Kenny in any vote for taoiseach. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael is making progress in efforts to convince Independents and small parties to back a minority government on the basis of an agreed programme a(...)

Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny, centre, and join her brother Johnny, left, on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Dozens of vacancies in local authorities created by the election of councillors to the 32nd Dáil are to be filled this week. The new councillors will(...)

New Green Party TD  Catherine Martin, with party leader  Eamon Ryan, benefited heavily from transfers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is always fascinating after each Irish election to look at the impact of transfers. It is particularly interesting now that our party system has be(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin celebrate their election at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lazarus stories abound in electoral politics and the Green Party now has its own one to tell. The party’s fateful decision to go into a coalition wi(...)

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