Colm Brophy

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has said his party will not form a ‘grand coalition’ with Fine Gael after the general election. Photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish TImes.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party will not form a “grand coalition” with Fine Gael after the general election. Mr Martin said his (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett holds a demonstration at the controversial co-living development on Eblana Avenue in Dún Laoghaire.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Solidarity deciding to contest the constituency of its former TD Paul Murphy, who left to form a new party last year, was a “hard call to make” People(...)

Leo Varadkar with Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel in Cheshire. Photograph: PA Wire

Leo’s green and pleasant performance in Cheshire should boost flagging spirits in Fine Gael, where the mood is not as chipper as some would like it to(...)

Fiona Ryan  and her finance Jonathan Mathis left the country with their young son   recently after experiencing online abuse following their participation in an advertising campaign for Lidl supermarket.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Twitter has defended how it deals with harmful content after a mixed-race Co Meath couple left Ireland following a death threat and abusive and racist(...)

Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy said it was ‘completely insane’ that large, international publishing platforms were unregulated.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Victims of harmful online abuse should be able to sue social media platforms hosting them, while platforms that refused to remove harmful material sho(...)

Last year, when collected by local authorities, the tax brought in €470m for the exchequer.

The State should aim to receive €500 million a year from the local property tax (LPT) and apply a central rate to achieve that, an Oireachtas committe(...)

Fr Seán Healy of  Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish economy could begin overheating by the end of 2019, the left-leaning think tank the Nevin Economic Institute has predicted. The institute’(...)

The chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said   most committees were finding it very difficult to achieve a quorum. File photograph: The Irish Times

Poor attendance at Oireachtas committee meetings is forcing chairmen or women to “grab a TD or Senator” from another committee so as to start a meetin(...)

 Maria Bailey is the head of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and was due to chair Thursday’s meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey was absent for a key Oireachtas meeting on Thursday, which she was due to chair, as the fallout from her personal injury cas(...)

 Locals at a community meeting in Christ Church, Rathgar, in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. Photograph: James Forde

Six bus routes – the 15, 15a, 15b, 14, 65 and the 65b – pass by Christ Church, the Presbyterian church in the heart of Rathgar village in Dublin 6, br(...)

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