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The group is understood to include former Labour junior minister Róisín Shortall (above), as well as Independents John Halligan (Waterford), Thomas Pringle (Donegal South-West) and Catherine Murphy (Kildare North)

A number of Independent TDs, including Labour rebels, have held discussions about organising an umbrella group of left-wing candidates to run in next (...)

Catherine McGowan with her baby Sophie from Drogheda protesting against maternity benefit cuts outside the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The legality of the cut to the jobseeker’s allowance for people aged under 26 has been challenged in the Dáil as the controversial Social Welfare and (...)

Sinn Féin social protection spokesman Aengus Ó Snodaigh demanded TDs walk through the Yes and No lobbies for clarity on who had voted each way.
Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Dáil has passed the controversial Social Welfare and Pensions Bill by 74 votes to 46 after Sinn Féin social protection spokesman Aengus Ó Snodaigh(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said the Local Government Bill  would devolve power to local and regional level. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Legislation that will result in the biggest change in local government structures has been published by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan. The L(...)

Eamon Gilmore: “The Dáil can no longer work in a way that is so far removed from the experience of fellow citizens’’

A Dáil reform package introduced by the Government was described as “essentially a set of commonsense measures’’ by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. He said th(...)

 Catherine Murphy: said there was  “common ground” between them on the budget but they were not forming a new alliance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A group of Independent TDs has called for next week’s budget to introduce a wealth tax and a 48 per cent tax rate when salaries go above €100,000. (...)

Catherine Murphy: warned of threat to genealogical research. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s political, regulatory and banking system must be constructed in a way that would “encourage contrary people with ideas to challenge us all t(...)

Kieran Coughlan pictured with Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to secretary general and clerk of the Dáil Kieran Coughlan who has retired after 40 years in Leinster House.Mr Coughlan was de(...)

Independent TD Séamus Healy: called on the Government to include cases of fatal foetal abnormalities in the Bill.

The theatre of a late-night Dáil sitting and the prospect of a junior minister going overboard may have lent some drama to its final passage into law,(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy

Irish women going to Britain for pregnancies with fatal foetal abnormalities expected hospital staff to be judgmental, Independent TD Catherine Mur(...)

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