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Following two years of renovation work on the chamber, its gilded occupants were finally allowed back, leaving behind their temporary lodgings in the Ceramics Room of the National Museum where plumptious yellow-haired cherubs – the spit of Donald Trump – decorated the walls. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

The Seanad returned on Tuesday after the summer recess to a beautifully refurbished chamber. The Senators, neither refurbished nor reconstructed, ret(...)

Fr Tony Coote’s coffin is carried out of the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, at his funeral Mass. Photograph: Tom Honan

David Coote wanted people to know that his brother Fr Tony Coote died peacefully, 18 months after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “He was(...)

Independent Senator Michael McDowell, leading opponent of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government might make another effort to guillotine one of the longest running legislation debates in Irish parliamentary history after narrowly fa(...)

Senator Alice Mary Higgins aims at overhauling the bid system for all public projects. Photograph: Sarah Doyle/PA Wire

Senior public servants would have to sign off on procurement contracts where lowest price only is chosen and be obliged to publish their rationale und(...)

 Bloody Sunday family members march ahead of the  announcement of a prosecution over the incident, in Derry, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Great injustice has been further inflicted on the families of the victims of the Bloody Sunday killings, a Sinn Féin Senator has said, in the wake of (...)

The harbour at Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The people of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown are getting “a gift and a jewel” in the transfer of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour company to the county council, Mini(...)

Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The great and the good of the financial world are gathering in Washington for the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund which cont(...)

Justin McAleese previously played a prominent role in the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015, when he spoke of his experience of growing up as a gay man.

The son of former president Mary McAleese has effectively declared his intention to stand for Fianna Fáil at the next general election, telling party (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out the provision of special allowances to public service staff in Dublin. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure has ruled out the provision of special allowances to public service staff in Dublin to take account of(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “Equity investments in any sector are risky propositions and the State’s resources are better allocated to more appropriate areas.’’  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The State’s move to initiate the sale of a 25 per cent stake in AIB to market investors is a “a significant milestone’’ for the Irish banking sector, (...)

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