Cormac Devlin

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Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has warned he could not make a commitment on the fast-tracking of the extension of the Luas light rail line to Bray. File photograph:   Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Wicklow County Council and other local authorities should not permit the construction of housing estates on the “speculative” basis that new public tr(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

An artist’s impression of what the apartments in Monkstown could look like.

An Bord Pleanála has given the green light for a 290-unit residential development for Monkstown in south Dublin despite local opposition. The proposa(...)

Free Now, which is owned by German carmakers Daimler and BMW, told its drivers on Tuesday that they should by now have received two payments in their bank accounts. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Free Now, the taxi app with up to 14,000 drivers in Ireland, says it has paid all drivers the money it owes them, after two weeks of delays that had s(...)

Free Now  has signed up close to 14,000 Irish drivers. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

For many people, touching cash in the age of Covid-19 is akin to handling a biohazard. It is not surprising that public service providers, such as tax(...)

Free Now said: “[We] appreciate that this delay is unacceptable and that is why we are doing everything we can to resolve this.” Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A Government TD has called for a State investigation after taxi app Free Now missed yet another driver payment deadline – its fourth in two weeks – le(...)

Large clusters of parliamentarians are disaffected, for a variety of reasons, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If you Google “shaky start” and “Irish politics”, the inevitable dates crop up: 1997; 2011; 2017; and 2020. What unites them is this: new governments (...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Willie O’Dea: he  said it was “not right and proper that one category of people” should be “singled out for punishment”. Photograph: Getty Images

New rules stripping those on unemployment assistance of their payments because they leave the State could be vulnerable to legal challenge, civil libe(...)

Cormac Devlin: managed to finally shrug off his council colleague Mary Hanafin, who has dogged Devlin’s political progress for several years. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Cormac Devlin (39) became the youngest-ever candidate elected to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2004 at the age of just 23. He took his sea(...)

Bleeperbike began operating in Dún Laoghaire in October 2017 and expanded into Dublin city last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bleeperbike, the “stationless” bike rental scheme, which began operating in Dún Laoghaire two years ago, is to withdraw its bikes from the area this w(...)

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