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Joe Higgins: said Enda Kenny had to be protected by gardaí as a result of popular discontent.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

And with one bound, our hero was free. Until next Wednesday. Everything will be explained then. Where once there was fear and anxiety, there will be c(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath

Dáil business was abandoned for the day yesterday afternoon and three TDs were suspended in a row over speaking time.Proceedings were adjourned three(...)

Gerry Adams: was under the impression on Monday that he wouldn’t be caught for any charges. File photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The president of Sinn Féin was in a good mood for somebody who had only recently learned that he’ll have to pay for his water like everyone else. And (...)

Lucinda Creighton: discussed joining the technical group yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The technical group of Independent TDs has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton claiming it will be “practically impossible” to(...)

Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Eric Luke

A handy day to ease the Dáil back to irrelevance after a long layoff. But although the new season kicked off yesterday afternoon, it seems the tran(...)

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly resigned from the all-party Oireachtas committee  in protest at the Government’s behaviour

The Government was yesterday forced to respond to Stephen Donnelly’s resignation from the Oireachtas banking inquiry with an unexpected announcement (...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Joanne Scott from Celbridge, Co Kildare, in a bedroom of her house which has damp. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Who’d be a director of housing in a local authority? Though the national waiting list for local authority housing is officially 89,872, (compared with(...)

Charlene Murray from Shankill with her five children: Casey (12), Zara (10), James (8), Kealum (4) and Skye (4). The family have been living in a hotel in Citywest for the past three months. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Up to 500 homeless children and their parents are estimated to be living in hotels as authorities struggle to deal with what c(...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

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