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Figures released by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy show just under €800 million was spent since 2018 on Hap

The State has spent almost €1.2 billion on the housing assistance payment (Hap) and homelessness services since 2018, according to the latest availabl(...)

In a letter at the weekend to Mr Varadkar and Mr Martin the Social Democrat leaders said the draft stability programme update, which they said ‘appears to indicate that public spending will return to the budget projections for 2021 which were formulated last year in a pre-coronavirus environment’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Social Democrats leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall have expressed concerns about spending commitments in the framework document issued by T(...)

Travelodge, which has since hosted more international protection applicants, did not respond to a request for comment.

The Department of Justice last month transferred 70 asylum seekers across the country despite a recent confirmed case of Covid-19 at the Dublin hotel (...)

Roisin Shortall and Catherine Murphy, co-leaders of the Social Democrats, at Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Social Democrats have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin asking them to provide costings for their new coalit(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív: “The options have been artificially narrowed.”

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has said there is serious disquiet in the party about entering into a four to five year government arrange(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and her senior TDs say they want to build a government of the left but also want to talk to Fianna Fáil about coalition. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The warmth and colour evident as new TDs arrived in Leinster House with their families for the first day of the 33rd Dáil gave way to vitriol and bitt(...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

Kildare North TD Catherine Murphy’s potential move  indicates that the party, who now have six TDs, are likely to remain in Opposition. Photograph: Collins

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphyis considering standing for the post of Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil as party sources said they are unlikely(...)

Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she was elected:  The political adviser-turned-elected deputy is the youngest woman in the new Dáil.

“It’s official – there is no turning back now,” said Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she signed the roll(...)

Social Democrat TDs Jennifer Whitmore, Cian O’Callaghan, Catherine Murphy, Róisín Shortall, Gary Gannon and Holly Cairns outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It takes a while to turn a ship of state around. The new TDs are arriving and the former deputies are moving out. It’s a slow process – most of them (...)

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