Damian English

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The 33rd sitting of the Dáil for the announcement of the members of the new Cabinet at the Convention Centre Dublin

Sittings of the Dáil and Seanad in the Convention Centre in Dublin are “an abject waste of taxpayers’ money”, a Government backbencher has said. Fian(...)

 Passengers at Dublin Airport prepare for their trips. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another person diagnosed with Covid-19 has died, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) reported on Saturday. This brings to 1,741 the to(...)

 Longboat Quay apartments off Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of apartment blocks and housing estates with building or fire safety defects is “quite low”, the Dáil has been told. A fire safety taskfor(...)

Minister of State Damian English: said the powers would not be abused. Photograph: Alan Betson

Planning permissions viewed as a threat to the State’s security or national interests can now be revoked after the Dáil voted to give the Government s(...)

Minister of State for Housing Damian English had asked the Opposition not to call a vote on the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

City and county councillors will no longer have to pay a €20 fee to make a submission or observation on planning applications in their electoral area (...)

Mattie McGrath: Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the quorum which requires 10 Deputies to be present.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Dáil debate on abortion was cut short because not enough Government TDs were present when a quorum was called. Independent TD Mattie McGrath call(...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

 Dublin Fire Brigade:  units  were attending illegal bonfires at Dolphin’s Barn, Ballyfermot, Darndale, Finglas and Tallaght and attempts were made to prevent crews dousing the fires. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fire brigade crews have been attacked while approaching Halloween bonfires in Dublin and an officer suffered an ear injury after a firework was thrown(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with his Ministers of State at Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Paul Phelan: Local Government and Electoral Reform (Housing) The same age as the Taoiseach at 38, the Carlow-Kilkenny TD is one of his strongest(...)

John Deacy TD and his brother, Jamie, lead their father’s coffin into  St Mary’s Church in Dungarvan. Photograph: Mary Browne

Fine Gael minister Austin Deasy (80) was recalled at his funeral as a politician who delivered for his constituents in his Waterford constituency for (...)

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