Catherine Murphy

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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 (...)

The Government has nominated two solicitors for appointment by the President to the district court. Grainne O’Neill (42), the Athlone b(...)

Tommy Broughan: said he welcomed the document and was considering it

A group of left-leaning Independent TDs are to meet next week to discuss the possible establishment of a loose alliance after they consider a draft ch(...)

Cork South-Central Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said: “I speak here not just as a gay person but as a member of society who wants to be treated equally.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

Two TDs have spoken during an emotionally charged Dáil debate about how they have been harassed because they are gay.Labour TD John Lyons and Fine Gae(...)

“The North-South transmission line is a critical and strategically urgent transmission reinforcement and is of critical importance in the broader North-South context,’’ Mr Rabbitte added.

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte was clearly not in the best of humour after having had the political carpet pulled from under him this week by Taoise(...)

Irish Roots

If you were watching Oireachtas TV on the afternoons of Tuesday and Thursday the week before last (and of course you were), you would have seen eviden(...)

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 (...)

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