Airbnb lobbied Dublin City Council on new rules around short-term lettings, which came into effect last year. Photograph: John Mac Dougall/AFP/Getty Images

Amazon, Facebook, Airbnb and Stripe were among the technology companies to file returns to the lobbying register ahead of the latest deadline. The fl(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman and constituency TD Eoin Ó Broin (above) was credited with engineering the successful campaign which saw Mark Ward elected in the recent byelection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Mid-West (four seats) Current: 2 SF, 1 FF, 1 PBP Dublin Mid-West was one of four Dáil constituencies which held byelections last November, w(...)

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 (...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Suggestions he has neglected his brief for pet projects are rejected as a ‘myth’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In a few weeks from now, Shane Ross hopes to find himself in the same position he was four years ago: re-elected to the Dáil and negotiating with pote(...)

Representatives from a number of organisations at the launch of the Courting Disaster campaign at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin where it is proposed a new family law court be constructed.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography/PA Wire

A number of organisations have called on the Government to allocate funding for a dedicated family law court at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin, (...)

Minister for Housing: The Dáil vote on the motion of no confidence in him is expected at around 10pm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy seems set to survive a Dáil motion of no confidence on Tuesday evening, although a number of Independent TDs whose (...)

Fine Gael candidate Emer Higgins canvassing in  Dublin Mid-West  at the Retired Active Men’s Social in Newcastle, Co Dublin. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Voters go to the polls today in four Dáil byelections which will be keenly watched to gauge the relative strengths of parties and Independents ahead o(...)

Dáil byelections: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and nobody really knows what will happen. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There are only a few certainties about the Dáil byelections being held tomorrow: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and, for all chatter in th(...)

 Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy will need Independent support to survive the no-confidence motion. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil will abstain on the motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy next week, ensuring that the motion will likely be d(...)

Soaking up the atmosphere: Mick Wallace in Brussels

Honest to God, isn’t it always the way? The one time you really need the Government jet for a very important engagement, the flippin’ thing starts ac(...)

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