Dara Calleary

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Sam Bailey from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, his father Paul, mother Fiona and sisters Kayla and Sarah, protesting over the HSE’s decision not funding the drug Spinraza, outside the Dáil in February. Photograph: James Forde

The postponement this week of the decision on the funding of the drug Spinraza to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been condemned in the Dáil. (...)

Katherine Zappone and Tanya Ward with, from left, Mary Lou McDonald, Brendan Howlin, Dara Calleary, Regina Doherty, Eamon Ryan, Róisín Shortall and Richard Boyd Barrett. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A three-year plan to eradicate consistent poverty among children, led by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, is necessary if the issue is to be taken seriousl(...)

Independent Senator Michael McDowell, leading opponent of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government might make another effort to guillotine one of the longest running legislation debates in Irish parliamentary history after narrowly fa(...)

Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary asked ‘why is it taking so long to deal with the findings’ when the review was completed in 2015 and still had not been published.

An audit into the medical files of more than 7,500 children who may have “suffered damage” from orthodontic services they received is expected to be c(...)

Dara Calleary: “I presume, Tánaiste, the Taoiseach and President Macron aren’t discussing their Kylie collections”

Brexit is all very fine, but the people of Belgooly are being held to ransom. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs may be preoccupied with t(...)

Simon Coveney says the Government will not let the UK drag Ireland from the single market in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government will not allow a situation where the UK, in leaving the EU without a deal, “drags Ireland out of the single market”, Tánaiste Simon Cov(...)

More than 10,000 people are living in emergency accommodation

Far more families and individuals are entering homelessness than anyone predicted, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in the Dáil on Thursday. Mr Coveney fa(...)

The HSE last week wrote to Biogen, the company that produces the drug, rejecting the price offer. File photograph: Getty Images

Health Service Executive claims that a drug to treat children suffering a rare muscle wasting disease would cost €600,000 per child are wrong, Fianna (...)

The Tánaiste rejected FF claims of inaction and insisted that “this Government will not be found wanting” and would support farming. File photograph: Getty Images

The Tánaiste has insisted that the Government and European Union will support Irish farmers following UK threats to import Brazilian beef on a tariff-(...)

Former minister of state Barry Andrews (front, right) has been selected to contest the European Parliament election in Dublin for Fianna Fáil. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil members are frustrated at being associated with the difficulties the Government is experiencing, the party’s candidate for the Dublin Euro(...)

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