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The Government will not be able to afford across-the-board €5 increases in social welfare payments if there is a no-deal Brexit, Minister of State Finian McGrath has said. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will not be able to afford across-the-board €5 increases in social welfare payments if there is a no-deal Brexit at the end of October,(...)

Dr Bassam Naser: Letters describe him as ‘literally a hero’, ‘unlike anyone I have ever known’ and ‘a vital part of the community’. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than half of the public correspondence received by Department of Justice last year on the subject of sentencing related to the imprisonment of a (...)

Seán Canney: Under “expenditure on policy formulation”, Mr Canney listed different restaurants such as Bang (€140), the Sussex (€208), Matt the Thresher (€332), The Ivy (€92), La Cave (€86) and Fire (€122). Photograph: Alan Betson

A Minister of State submitted receipts from leading restaurants near Leinster House as part of “expenditure on policy formulation” permitted under Sta(...)

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Because ‘Mary’ had turned 18, Tusla, the  agency providing for her care, felt hamstrung in relation to what action might be taken to protect her. Photograph: Alan Betson

It took the case of “Mary”, an intellectually disabled woman left in a foster home for over two years after sex abuse allegations were levelled agains(...)

Credit unions are limited to charging customers an interest rate of 1 per cent a month on their personal loans, thus ensuring access to loans at a reasonable rate. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to proceed with plans to allow credit unions increase the cost of loans they offer their customers, months aft(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Michael Holohan from the Forget-Me-Nots choir who was at  Áras an Uachtaráin in 1939 as a six-year-old boy.

A small boy, who attended the first garden party held in Áras an Uachtaráin by Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, has, 80 years later, returned (...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath  said he would attend the Stand Up to Trump rally on Thursday at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square. Photograph: James Forde

Government minister Finian McGrath has said he will attend a protest against Donald Trump during his trip to Ireland this week because the US presiden(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

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