Fianna Fáil Senator Timmy Dooley. Photograph: James Forde

Here’s your hat and don’t let the votegate hit you on the way out. That was the verdict of voters in Clare in 2020 when Fianna Fáíl’s Timmy Dooley fa(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin shimmies down the red carpet to deliver the good news to the nation on Friday. Handout photograph: Julien Behal Photography

It was Micheál’s shimmiest shimmy yet down the red carpet. He couldn’t wait to deliver the good news. And it was very thoughtful of the Taoiseach to(...)

Eir headquarters. Photograph: Alan Betson

Customers of the State’s biggest telecoms operator were that worn down by its dire service standards, some seemed almost nostalgic for its semi-State (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A number of Government TDs have indicated that Minister for Justice Helen McEntee should answer questions in the Dáil on the appointment of former att(...)

Former Minister for Justice  John  O’Donoghue had suffered great shame and embarrassment because of the publication, it was claimed. File photograph: David Sleator

Defamation proceedings are being brought by former minister for justice and Ceann Comhairle, John O’Donoghue, against the Tralee based newspaper Kerry(...)

Dáil chamber. Photograph: Alan Betson,

The 33rd Dáil will convene at noon on Thursday, with all newly-elected TDs taking their seats for the first time since the general election on Februar(...)

Several TDs have indicated their interest in the position of Ceann Comhairle. Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent TD Michael McNamara has expressed interest in becoming Ceann Comhairle and has written to Oireachtas members seeking their support for his(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to media outside the European Financial Forum 2020 at Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s “no dressing it up” that the election was a “bad day for Fine Gael”, party leader Leo Varadkar has said. In an email to party members on Thur(...)

Bríd Smith said the four TDs have significant concerns as to how the Ceann Comhairle interpreted the requirement for a money message. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

An action by four Opposition TDs arising from a process under which the Ceann Comhairle decided a Bill aimed at reducing greehouse gas emissions requi(...)

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