Danny Healy Rae

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Michael Collins TD, a fan of carrying  the clear plastic visor, pictured during outside Leinster House on Tuesday with fellow Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Under the circumstances, Mary Lou McDonald was probably the right person in the right place when two aerosols from Kerry began discharging indiscrimin(...)

 Michael Healy-Rae pictured at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae angrily rejected claims in the Dáil by the Taoiseach that he approached Mass goers at churches in Kerry about bus tra(...)

The Taoiseach told Danny Healy-Rae to ‘cop on’. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae to “cop on and get a bit real” as he claimed he was attempting to “consistently under(...)

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee chairman, Independent TD Michael McNamara. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A call has been made for the Government to deal with the issue of civil servants working from home because it is “not working for people who rely on p(...)

‘It seems cruel to keep small, local pubs closed due to the extreme caution of doctors and Ministers.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business failure always leads to human suffering and sometimes even tragedy. Our political leaders and their medical advisers would be wise not to be (...)

Would a €9 pork chop be a suitably priced food offering to appease the hungry Covid gods? Photograph: iStock

If all goes well, the sun will set in November and the police can take their noses out of your pork chops. But there isn’t a great amount of confiden(...)

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Martin Kenny described  new legislation on Garda enforcement powers in pubs was ‘abnormal’ but ‘does what it says on the bottle’.

The Government “messed up” the issue of re-opening pubs by allowing those serving food to operate while forcing pubs serving only alcohol to remain cl(...)

Sources now believe so-called ‘wet pubs’ could reopen in early October. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said so-called “wet pubs” should be given the chance to reopen and prove that they can operate safely. Mr Varadkar made the(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan steered the National Oil Reserves Agency (Amendment) and Provision of Central Treasury Services Bill through the Dáil and Seanad. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The first piece of legislation in the new Government’s arsenal to de-carbonise the economy has been passed by the Dáil and Seanad. The legislation es(...)

So-called baby rooms are often uneconomical to run because of the carer-child ratios required for the care of very young children. Photograph: iStock

A group of 20 TDs have called on the Government to extend maternity leave benefits for women who were on maternity leave at the height of lockdown mea(...)

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