Danny Healy

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Leo Varadkar: if ‘we may need to make an exception’ and reinstate a guillotine to time-limit debate of a new road safety Bill. Photograph: Collins

The Taoiseach has threatened to reinstate the Dáil guillotine to pass a controversial Bill that changes some drink drive penalties due to growing frus(...)

Prof Alan Barrett, director of the ESRI, and  Minister for Transport Shane Ross  at the round table discussion on public transport  held in the  Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has suggested a new profit-sharing scheme could be introduced for thousands of staff in the State-owned CIÉ group of(...)

Danny Healy Rae: “I don’t know why I should be called a terrorist when I’m only representing the people of Kerry that elected me here, that elected myself and my brother in such a fashion.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has threatened legal action against Minister for Transport Shane Ross after he described him as a “road-traffic terrori(...)

Angry exchanges were traded between  Independent TDs Michael Healy Rae and Danny Healy Rae and Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry  in a row over speaking time. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Dáil is to consider changing its rules after a dispute between three TDs made international headlines. Angry exchanges were traded between Fianna(...)

 ‘The pressure to resist this seems to be coming from the Vintners’ lobby, I don’t think that it is coming from the people,’ says Minister Ross. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said lowering the current 50mgs drink-drive limit is a “no-go area” at the moment due to the anticipated level (...)

Kevin Myers with Michael O’Leary at the launch of the former’s memoir, ‘A Single Headstrong Heart’, last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There were quare things going on when I was away, a reminder of what a strange little country this can be. Abandoning emails and television, I allowed(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae on the bonnet of an SUV to celebrate the first meeting of the 32nd Dáil, outside Leinster House. File photograph: Alan Betson

Could the Trump phenomenon of disgruntled voters electing a disruptive business tycoon with a big mouth happen in Ireland? Yes. It’s been happening al(...)

Independent TD Denis Naughten: at the receiving end of a rubbish pass.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Heather Humphreys must be a relieved woman today. There is no department of the environment any more. Like Gaul, or the Godfather trilogy, it is a t(...)

KBC took €10 from our reader’s account. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Flogas recently tried to process a direct debit payment on an account owned by Yvonne in Ranelagh, without success. “Flogas does not allow consumer(...)

Independents4Change is  made up of Clare Daly and  Mick Wallace (above), with  Tommy Broughan and Joan Collins. It  will align with Donegal TD Thomas Pringle and Galway West TD Catherine Connolly. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons.

At least three new technical groups will be formed for the Dáil term. A group of rural TDs will band together, while the Social Democrats and the Gr(...)

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