Runner in Dublin’s Kimmage-Rathmines ward Samantha Long: political parties got almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. A new injection would allocate €500,000 more to “already generously funded party machines”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A special Cabinet meeting was held recently to mark the Government collecting the last few tokens it required to claim a new kettle for the ministeria(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae suggested the Taoiseach had done a grave disservice to the struggling Irish beef sector.

Beef farmers were very annoyed with the Taoiseach recently for daring to remark that he is trying to cut down on the amount of red meat he eats. Such (...)

Garda checkpoint at Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Senior Government Ministers last week raised concerns about the increased number of drink-driving checkpoints being rolled out. File photograph: Tom Honan

An Garda Síochána has the Taoiseach’s “full support” in enforcing drink-driving laws, he told the Dáil as he defended legislation brought forward by M(...)

To their credit, agri-food groups here – Bord Bia, the Irish Farmers’ Association and the Ibec group Meat Industry Ireland – refrained from such petty jibes, keeping their criticism to the report’s findings and its recommendations. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

In sports parlance, it’s called playing the man not the ball. In its reaction piece to this week’s Lancet study on meat consumption and the environmen(...)

Michael Healy-Rae’s car was stopped in traffic when he was subjected to verbal abuse from the driver of another car.

Gardaí in Dublin are investigating a death threat made to Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae earlier this week. The threat was made by a member of the(...)

Danny Healy-Rae   claimed that “the social fabric of rural Ireland has been blown to smithereens”. File photograph: PA

People are being breathalysed for drink-driving going to and from Mass because the law is being enforced so strictly, Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae h(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue  shakes hands with Seán O’Rourke before the “Today with Seán O’Rourke” programme on RTÉ Radio 1, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Every minister for finance likes to have some measure, however small, that they can unveil on budget day without it having been endlessly leaked and a(...)

Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

Independent Kerry TDs Michael and Danny Healy-Rae , strongly oppose the stricter drink-driving laws. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The controversial road traffic legislation has finally been passed after months of filibustering and heated debate in the Dáil when TDs accepted the B(...)

Judge James O’Connor in 1999. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The retirement has been announced by the Courts Service of Kerry-based district justice James O’Connor, following a decision not to grant his applicat(...)

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