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Bríd Smith said the four TDs have significant concerns as to how the Ceann Comhairle interpreted the requirement for a money message. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

An action by four Opposition TDs arising from a process under which the Ceann Comhairle decided a Bill aimed at reducing greehouse gas emissions requi(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

Paul Murphy and Brid Smith  are two of the TDs who got permission earlier this month to bring judicial review proceedings against the Ceann Comhairle . Photograph: Collins Courts

Four Opposition TDs want High Court permission to expand their legal action to argue that a process under which the Ceann Comhairle decides whether or(...)

The case is against the Ceann Comhairle and the Attorney General has been made a notice party.

The president of the High Court has said he may appoint a three-judge court to hear an action by four opposition TDs over the Ceann Comhairle’s refusa(...)

 Solidarity-People Before Profit  TD Bríd Smith: submitted a motion. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A High Court challenge over the Ceann Comhairle’s decision not to allow a vote on changing Dáil standing orders so as to stop the Government blocking (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett  said the use of the device by the Government was ‘an outrageous sabotage of democracy.’ Photograph: Collins

Solidarity-People Before Profit TDs have threatened to seek an injunction after the Ceann Comhairle blocked an attempt to change standing orders in th(...)

‘Just one more thing, ma’am . . .’ If the Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy's hunch is right, then ‘Fobgate’ could put the War of the Buttons into the ha’penny place. Photograph: John Ohle for The Irish Times

We don’t wish to alarm anyone, but Votegate may be only the tip of the iceberg. As the War of the Buttons simmers along gently, awaiting the results (...)

 Fianna Fáil Councillor Abul Kalam Azad Talukder. Photograph: Brendan Gleeson

As the first Muslim councillor elected in Limerick, Abul Kalam Azad Talukder has had his fair share of doubters. “Before my election I did have peopl(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit Mick Barry. File photograph: Collins

Eight members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Lei(...)

Vera Twomey says her daughter, who has severe epilepsy, is thriving since she started using medicinal cannabis and hasn’t been admitted to hospital in two years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has said that she was “devastated” to read the comments of doctors in Monday’s Irish Times who criticised “t(...)

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