Denis Naughten

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Luke “Ming” Flanagan:  holding up a jar of water, he said it was contaminated with cryptosporidium. “Kids in my area can’t even brush their teeth with it and you’re going to charge them for it,” he thundered.

The Dáil never fails to surprise, whether it’s walkouts, swearing or vulgarities. But things have reached a new low – a case of vandalism. It’s just o(...)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: “Amazeyballs.”

It was the roll call of shame. A Dáil reform that caught a number of TDs on the hop and may actually be a reform that works.Environment questions – an(...)

Micheál Martin attacked Taoiseach on health insurance costs and amendments to  Freedom of Information legislation

A prolific poet and a manipulative mandarin featured in Dáil exchanges yesterday.The worlds of W B Yeats and Sir Humphrey might seem far apart, but th(...)

 Clean bottled water: Cryptosporidiosis is a gut infection caused by a parasite and results in diarrhoea and nausea.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Efforts to ensure clean water in the west are to be fast-tracked following the latest episode of contamination.Roscommon County Council is now struggl(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter:  Garda authorities “will co-operate fully with any inquiries the Children’s Ombudsman may make and fully respond to them” and the same would apply to the HSE.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has had preliminary discussions with the Ombudsman for Children over the investigation into the removal of two Roma (...)

Deterrent?: under Megan’s Law, US towns can put up signs about sex offenders. Photograph: Dith Pran/New York Times

In Germany paedophiles can volunteer to be castrated. In the US their faces and personal details are disclosed on official websites, and towns signpos(...)

What does the future hold? Deputy Lucinda Creighton and her husband, Senator Paul Bradford. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former minister of state Lucinda Creighton and most of her Reform Alliance allies lost the Fine Gael whip during the summer when they voted against(...)

Independent TD Denis Naughten said this morning  the Child Sex Offenders (Information and Monitoring) Bill followed Sarah’s Law in the UK, named after Sarah Payne (8) who was abducted and murdered in 2000 by a sex offender. Photograph:  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Bill to allow gardaí provide “relevant and appropriate” information on sex offenders to parents, schools and clubs responsible for children and vuln(...)

Minister of State Alex While said  linking child benefit to school attendance was superfluous because it was already a statutory requirement. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Replacing child benefit with a school attendance payment could save the exchequer up to €135 million and cut absenteeism, it was claimed in the Dáil.I(...)

Reform Alliance members Lucinda Creighton and Billy Timmons photographed outside Buswells Hotel at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

On one of his very rare one-on-one media interviews on RTE’s Morning Ireland yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave a lesson in political ambivalence th(...)

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