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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has instructed the Government to suggest a man and a woman as candidates to replace former commissioner Phil Hogan. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/EPA

In all the commentary on the Oireachtas Golf Society (OGS) – or as I prefer to think of it, the Oh For God’s Sake (OFGS) dinner – it’s surprising that(...)

Captain of the guard John Flaherty has been urged to make a statement on his attendance at the Clifden golf event given the seniority of his role within Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of TDs have called on the captain of the guard in Leinster House to explain his attendance at a controversial golf society event in Clifden l(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

Due to an unfortunate oversight, we understand the hotel that hosted the Fine Gael ladies lunch was not given the instruction to limit the free drink to a bottle of red and a bottle of white per table.

A lot of talk about “straws in the wind” in a week when the countdown to Enda Kenny’s departure from the leadership of Fine Gael became the talk of Le(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, his wife Fionnuala Kenny, with  the Taoiseach’s  brother Cllr Henry Kenny and his wife Maureen in Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar.  Photograph: Michael Donnelly

More than 400 of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s closest constituency supporters gathered in a Mayo hotel on Saturday night for a dinner to celebrate the 40(...)

Minister of State  Dara Murphy: he beat Senator Colm Burke by a narrow margin (188 votes to 172) at the recent convention. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Over a dozen long-serving Fine Gael members walked out of a constituency meeting in Cork North Central last week when a supporter of Dara Murphy, M(...)

 Minister for Children James Reilly said the move should protect children from starting to smoke. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Legislation to use plain packaging on tobacco and cigarette packets has been passed by the Seanad, making Ireland the first country in the EU and the(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Diarmuid Wilson has called for a major education programme on the danger of alcohol abuse in secondary schools. Photograph: Getty Images

An all-Ireland approach to reduce alcohol consumption was suggested by Fianna Fáil Senator Diarmuid Wilson.“There is no point in implementing legislat(...)

Imelda Henry will move her Private Member’s Bill, the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2014, paving the way for the opening of pubs on Good Friday in the Seanad shortly.

Sligo Fine Gael Senator Imelda Henry has said that closing pubs on Good Friday belongs to another era. She said it was a legacy of the past whi(...)

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