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Paul Hyde, the deputy chairman of An Bord Pleanála, has temporarily stepped aside from his role amid growing disquiet in planning and political circles over claims of impropriety in his personal declarations to the  authority. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The independence of An Bord Pleanála is important and has to be beyond “any perception” of potential inappropriate behaviour, Taoiseach Micheál Martin(...)

Catherine Murphy said it was ‘entirely inappropriate’ for the Attorney General to sit on the Judicial Appointments Commission. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State must see the appointment of judges “who truly reflect Irish society” and “not just a certain section of society”, the Dáil has heard. Sinn(...)

‘In relation to Mr Watt, I’m not aware of who has written to him or who has written to him separately but I will pursue that issue,’ said the Taoiseach.  Photograph: Collins

The Oireachtas Committee on Health is to invite Stephen Donnelly, Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan before it to discuss the chief medical officer’s bot(...)

Mary Lou McDonald commended Lithuania on becoming the first EU member state to expel its Russian ambassador. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Opposition leaders called for the expulsion of Russian ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov during Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s address to (...)

The additional spending came during a period of increased security concerns surrounding politicians. File photograph: The Irish Times

Spending on security measures at the homes of Ministers and other State officials like judges has more than tripled in the space of a year. Figures p(...)

Has Micheál Martin gone raving mad? Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Our paths almost crossed on the landing outside the main doors to the Dáil chamber. Micheál Martin bustled straight over. “I’m back on the yokes!” B(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said an independent authorised person was being appointed to investigate a protected disclosure made by the whistleblower, Dr Ankur Sharma. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

An independent expert is to be appointed to investigate claims by the whistleblower who exposed the south Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Ser(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called Vladimir Putin a ‘thug and a bully’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called Vladimir Putin a “thug and a bully” and said the Russian president has unleashed an “unprovoked” and “unjustifiabl(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy: said there is no accountability in the health service.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Opposition leaders have hit out at the Government over the succession of scandals in the health service in recent weeks and the trolley crisis in hosp(...)

Fianna Fáil junior minister Seán Fleming stepped on something of a landmine this week by suggesting people should shop around rather than complaining (...)

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