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Michael Healy-Rae: “The people want reassurance. They want to ensure that their children will be safe.’’ Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

As Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael rule out a post-election coalition with Sinn Féin, the subtle wooing of Independents and smaller parties conti(...)

Leo Varadkar: “We have much more to do and it’s going to take many more years”

They didn’t bother with a cake or anything like that. And there wasn’t a hint of many happy returns in the air. But opposition TDs didn’t let the occ(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell told health officials: “In the world of science, we like to separate fact and feelings.” Photograph: Eric Luke

More shock, more indignation, more disbelief – another day, another Oireachtas committee hearing into missed smear tests that should have flagged canc(...)

Bill will ban first-time driving offenders for three months if caught with blood-alcohol of between 50mg/100ml and 80mg/100ml. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

When Independent TD Mattie McGrath was interrupted in full Dáil flow about controversial road traffic legislation last week he was on his feet for mor(...)

On March 28th Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were cleared of raping a woman in Belfast in 2016.   Photographs: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The IRFU, GAA and FAI will be invited to attend the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport to discuss ethics and behaviour on and off th(...)

Men of the Week: members of Waterford City and County Council who stood for a group photograph to highlight their support for a No vote in the referendum. Photograph:  Darren Skelton/Waterford News & Star.

The dining hall of the Honourable Society of King’s Inns is a magnificent room wherein baby barristers are granted the privilege of dining with eminen(...)

There were heated exchanges and repeated interruptions with Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher suspending the House amid chaos over the controversial Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A rarely used Dáil rule was invoked to end filibustering in a debate on drink driving and learner driver-related legislation. There were heated excha(...)

Public services card: Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said new software would not use advanced facial mapping cameras for registration or replacement of the card.

An upgrade in facial mapping software for the Department of Social Protection will not involve biometric data or retinal eye scans, the Dáil has been (...)

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said patients are often forced down the legal route to get answers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Conflicting approaches from the Health Service Executive and the State Claims Agency in dealing with medical litigation must be resolved to end the co(...)

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