Colm Brophy

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the  nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Julien Behal/Pool/AFP via Getty

The Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State for six weeks from Wednesday night/ Thursday morning at midnight until December 1st(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan also called for clarity on the help-to-buy scheme which had cost €310 million since July 2016. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No proper explanation has been given for almost €1 billion going to landlords for private rental accommodation, a Government TD has said. Chairwoman (...)

The donations, the alliance says, will go towards food, water and medical care, as well as providing soap, masks and “vital information” to prevent the spread of the virus. Photograph: iStock

Six of Ireland’s leading international charities have formed a new alliance to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and assist some of the most vulnera(...)

Emma de Souza is vice-chairwoman of Votingrights.ie, which wants a complete modernisation of the Irish voting system

Citizenship campaigner Emma de Souza has been appointed vice-chairwoman of votingrights.ie, an international organisation campaigning for voting right(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Leo  Varadkar may give junior portfolios to some who will lose their Cabinet position. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens will appoint 20 ministers of state, known as junior ministers, if the coalition deal is ratified by their partie(...)

Colm Brophy: said  the economic damage to the economy “and to the wellbeing of many individuals and businesses will be deep and possibly prolonged”. Photograph: Tom Honan

A prominent Fine Gael TD has called for a new State body to be established, aside from the National Health Emergency Team, to help lead economic recov(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: likely to secure cabinet posts with responsibility for climate change, and a new, enlarged department responsible for housing, local government, transport and planning. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Green Party has said it has no discussions, either within the party or with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil, on the appointment of the next attorney gene(...)

The TD Colm Brophy has said ‘there is no logic in paying private health insurance’

Concerns have been raised that private health insurance will be “effectively irrelevant” because of the takeover by the State of private hospitals. F(...)

Colm Brophy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Colm Brophy (53) had been a TD since 2016, having been a member of South Dublin County Council for the Templeogue area for eight years before that. H(...)

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