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Senator Jerry Buttimer lost the Fine Gael party whip over his attendance at the golf society dinner in Clifden last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government needs to improve its communications on the vaccine rollout programme, the Fine Gael parliamentary party was told on Tuesday afternoon. (...)

Irish politics entered a dramatic new phase in 2020 but the political convulsions were put in the shade by the Covid-19 pandemic, which transformed da(...)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex: took backseats as members of the British royal family. Photograph:  Samir Hussein/WireImage

January 8th In the month when Brexit becomes official, the British people are faced with a new crisis: Megxit. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markl(...)

 Former EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan  and Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe in January 2018. File photograph: PA

Former European commissioner for trade Phil Hogan has said his resignation over his attendance at a controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Au(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald during the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios on February 4th, 2020 in Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland. Photograph:  Niall Carson/Getty Images

It was a year of big events at home and abroad, sure to keep the historians of the future busy; they won’t skip over 2020. There was an earthquake ele(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has been named the party’s spokesman on social protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has appointed 18 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to a range of spokesperson positions. Fianna Fáil said the d(...)

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: Extraordinary exchange of letters. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government must now decide whether it should seek to remove Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe from his position over his attendance at the Oireachtas golf (...)

Barry Cowen intimated that he did not feel he got due process from Micheál Martin when it came to his own recent controversy.

Leaking from private parliamentary meetings has become a time-honoured tradition of the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael parties. In a normal political year(...)

1Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A meeting involving members of the Supreme Court is expected to be held later this week in relation to the situation of Supreme Court judge Mr Justice(...)

Brian Hayes said the Oireachtas golf dinner “caused a huge amount of angst in the country and I fully recognise that”. File photograph: Alan Betson

Brian Hayes, chief executive of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), considered resigning after he attended this year’s controversial Oir(...)

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