The main parties don’t have a very high opinion of our aspirations. They think we’re lying when we claim to want a better society. How do we know this? Just follow the money. File photograph: Alan Betson

As we head into a general election we might ask ourselves three questions. What do we want? What do our political leaders think we want? And are the a(...)

A CGI view of the redeveloped Sportsground provided by Connacht Rugby.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged an extra €10 million to Connacht Rugby to build a new stadium over and above the limits of a grant scheme from Mini(...)

Just why is Marian Finucane paid €300,617 for two radio shows a week? File photograph: Eric Luke

There was no messing around at the Oireachtas communications committee on Tuesday, as members listened to RTÉ director general Dee Forbes address issu(...)

Dara Murphy,  Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central: to resign and take up job in Brussesl. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dara Murphy, the Cork North Central TD who has been criticised for claiming Dáil attendance expenses while working in Brussels, has tendered his resig(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy faces a vote of no confidence on Tuesday. File photograph: Tom Honan

Cork TD Dara Murphy who, it is anticipated, will resign his seat shortly to take up a position in the European Commission, is expected by Fine Gael to(...)

Dara Murphy has drawn his full TD’s salary of €94,500 plus parliamentary standard allowances totalling €51,600 per annum since taking up his job with the EPP in Brussels in September 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has formally requested the Oireachtas to examine if Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy has breached ethics legislation by claiming full allowances d(...)

The EPA launched an investigation into the electricity cable  leaks and identified 68 historic leaks between 1993 and June 2019. File photograph: iStock

ESB Networks failed to notify local authorities of 48 cases where hazardous insulating oil from underground electricity cables leaked into the ground,(...)

Committee chairwoman Hildegarde Naughton said: ‘I wish to announce that I have recused myself from the investigation of complaints.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The chair of the committee investigating proxy voting by two TDs in the Dáil has stepped aside from the investigation because she herself has voted on(...)

Eir has raised the prospect of an alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Eir has rejected suggestions that its mooted €1 billion plan to deliver the objectives of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was a form of “tactical in(...)

Ireland remains 70% dependent on oil and gas, which the Government hopes to get to 30% by 2030. File photograph: Getty

“Everyone will have to make changes,” warned Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton as the Dáil agreed to declare a climate and biodiversity emerg(...)

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