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Senator David Norris on Budget 2017: “I think it is a complete and utter waste of time. It has been leaked for weeks.”

David Norris spoke for many on Tuesday afternoon after Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe performed the traditional reading of the budget leaks into t(...)

Fine Gael Seanad leader Jerry Buttimer: “Some people did not want to give an increase to anybody”

There were sharp exchanges in the Seanad on the budget. Labour Senator Kevin Humphreys claimed mystery surrounded when the social welfare increases(...)

Senator David Norris is suing RTÉ and journalist Helen Lucy  Burke for alleged libel. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The High Court has refused to order the disclosure of documents RTÉ says it needs to defend a defamation case brought by Senator David Norris. It ar(...)

The victorious Dublin team following the All-Ireland senior football championship final replay in  Croke Park, Dublin. Fine Gael Seanad members have accused the GAA of discriminating against Senators. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Fine Gael Seanad members have accused the GAA of discriminating against Senators by failing to give them the chance to purchase All-Ireland football f(...)

‘Taoiseach Enda Kenny was most anxious to reflect ‘the new political landscape’ by breaking old political news.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Taoiseach is a great man for the spiral-bound notebooks. He writes everything down in them during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil. When Enda Kenn(...)

Number 49 North Great Georges Street in Dublin 1 is something of a privileged child when it comes to faithful restorations. It has enjoyed not one no(...)

Barry Dunne: July 28th, 1920-September 8th, 2016

Bartley Dunne’s was one of Dublin’s most cosmopolitan and atmospheric watering holes. In the 1960s it brought Montmartre to the area of Dublin between(...)

The ‘Exploration Station’ will draw up to 150,000 visitors per yera. File photograph: Getty Images

A multi-million euro interactive science centre for children featuring a planetarium has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. The N(...)

David Norris: announced he was stepping down as leader of the Seanad Independent group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s all kicking off now. The ripple effect from political mayhem across the pond reached Leinster House yesterday with the surprise departure of a h(...)

 Senator David Norris with colleagues before the first sitting of 25th Seanad at LeInster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent Senator David Norris called UK Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson a “liar’’ in a Seanad debate on the eve of the referendum. “We all know B(...)

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