Independent TD Mattie McGrath said there were “blatant contradictions” in the regulations. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is “no logic” to regulations in the hospitality sector where a hotel can hold a wedding with up to 50 people but cannot host a funeral party for(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

Civil War politics began in the surroundings of what is now the National Concert Hall in Earlsfort Terrace and has ended 98 years later at the Convent(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

If Wednesday’s historic announcement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael marked the end of Civil War politics, its beginnings can be traced to a vote on(...)

Kevin Healy-Rae arriving at Kenmare Court on Friday, December 6th, for his sentence hearing. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Two sons of Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae, and their friend, who were given suspended prison sentences for assaulting a visitor to Kenmare during the 201(...)

Composite photo of Kevin and Jackie Healy-Rae  after the court case in Tralee. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Two sons of Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae have been convicted of a series of assault charges arising out of an incident at a chip van in Kenmare, C(...)

Michael Healy-Rae said he attended a burial  in Sneem, Co Kerry  on June 21st last year.

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae told Radio Kerry on Monday he was in the Dáil on June 21st, 2018, and then left Dublin to travel to south Kerry for t(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: he attended a funeral in Sneem, Co Kerry, at 11am on June 21st last year

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae should explain how he claimed Dáil expenses for a day when he (...)

Expressions of sympathy on the late former TD Jackie Healy Rae were heard in the Dáil on Wednesday, nearly five years after his death. File photograph: Eric Luke

Lunchtime on Wednesday in Leinster House. The corridors are quiet. Leo Varadkar is still in the chamber answering routine questions about his departm(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae outside the Dáil. Three more members  have now joined the family’s political machine. Photograph: Getty Images

Shortly after 2pm on Sunday outside the count centre in Killarney, Co Kerry, the Healy-Rae wagons lined up for what is now the family’s traditional vi(...)

Former FAI CEO John Delaney pictured this week after a meeting with the board of the FAI. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The bunting will be out next Saturday in Castleisland for the official opening of the much-anticipated Georgie O’Callaghan Park. But will John Delane(...)

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