Dara Murphy

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Sipo and the Dáil Members’ Interests Committee indicated they had no powers to investigate former TD Dara Murphy over his non-attendance at Leinster House while claiming a Dáil salary and expenses, once he resigned his Dáil seat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s political ethics watchdog has called for legislation to close a loophole that means potential misconduct of Oireachtas members cannot be i(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy has left his job at the European Commission seven months after he took up the post. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Cork Fine Gael North Central TD, Dara Murphy’s job at the European Commission has come to an end just seven months after he took up the post. (...)

All TDs who lost their seat or retired before the last general election were entitled to a termination lump sum of between €15,000 and some €17,500.

More than €586,000 was paid out in termination pay and lump sums in January and February to TDs who retired or lost their seats at the general electio(...)

A garda and an election official carry a ballot box on Inishbofin where voting took place on Friday. Photographer: Colin Keegan/Collins

Voters go to the polls today after an election campaign which saw all parties claim they could meet a demand for change from the electorate. About 3.(...)

Pat Mahon (83), a regular at Guiry’s Bar in Foxford, Co Mayo. Photograph: Ellen O’Riordan

In the small town of Foxford, Co Mayo, the regulars sitting around the Guinness tap in Guiry’s Bar have all heard the joke before, but it doesn’t stop(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again ruled out going into coalition with Sinn Féin despite the party’s strong showing in opinion polls. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Fine Gael is displaying huge arrogance with their claim they are the only ones who can represent Ireland in future Brexit negotiations between the EU (...)

Deputy Catherine Murphy, co-leader of the Social Democrats, said the Official Secrets Act as currently framed is at odds with the culture of whistleblowing. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

An American-style Oireachtas committee vetting process for senior appointments to public bodies should be introduced, the Social Democrats have sugges(...)

The damage to Senator Colm Burke’s office. Photograph: Twitter

Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has said he will not be deterred by the actions of people who threw a brick through the window of his constituency office(...)

Last time out, Solidarity’s Mick Barry took the second seat in this constituency. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Cork North-Central (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 SF, 1 S-PBP, 1 vacant (as a result of resignation of FG’s Dara Murphy) Cork North-Central may well (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Last month’s Dáil motion of no confidence in  the Minister was defeated by the Government by 56 votes to 53. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The foundations underpinning the Fine Gael-led minority government of the 32nd Dáil were weak to begin with but have steadily been eroded in the four (...)

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