James Lawless

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 Catherine Murphy, Co-leader Social Democrats, who has been elected in Kildare North. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The count is all over in Punchestown and there are several familiar faces – and one new one – bound for Dáil Éireann to represent Kildare North. Soc(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy topped the poll here in 2016, and there is little to suggest she won’t repeat the trick this time out. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kildare North (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF, 1 Soc Dem Kildare is the heart of the commuter belt, and as such, infrastructure and quality of life(...)

A visualisation of gravitational waves pictured during a press conference by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at the Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany, in 2016. Photograph: Julian Stratensculte/EPA.

The Government is increasingly under fire for how the nation lags its European counterparts in funding basic, “blue skies”research, the kind in which (...)

The Government needs to provide meaningful support to Irish scientists and researchers to counter a ‘brain drain’ of talent being exacerbated by under investment in critical research, Fianna Fáil’s science spokesman has said.

The Government needs to provide meaningful support to Irish scientists and researchers to counter a “brain drain” of talent being exacerbated by under(...)

The Large Hadron Collider. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Ireland should join Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, if ambition to be a global leader in innovation is to be realised, the Oirea(...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley are being investigated over a series of votes last week. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley could each face a 30-day suspension from the Dáil if they are found to have breached voting rules by th(...)

The chair of the Oireachtas Communications Committee Hildegarde Naughten, said it was ‘critical’ the Government proceed and sign the contract.

It would be a “waste of time” to independently review the €3 billion national broadband plan, Fine Gael members of the Oireachtas Communications Commi(...)

Photograph: iStock

An Oireachtas committee is to recommend that a majority of the directors of the company set to supply broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural home(...)

Niamh: “I am left wondering if, when a treatment is finally made available for FA, we will have to campaign for more than two years to secure funding to be able to avail of the treatment.” Photograph: Niamh Barry

I was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia about 10 years ago when I was 13. FA is a progressive neuromuscular disease, for which there is currently no (...)

There are about 100,000 microbeads in a facewash product.

Ireland will be the first EU country to ban plastic microbeads in household and industrial cleaners under new legislation introduced in the Dáil. Min(...)

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