James Lawless

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Ministers John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath sought permission for a parliamentary visit to North Korea through the embassy. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Members of the Independent Alliance have been invited to visit the North Korean embassy to discuss a possible trip to the country. Minister for Trans(...)

At the EU summit in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was busy collecting the mobile-phone numbers of the other prime ministers. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

In a face-off with Martin O’Neill and the Republic of Ireland squad, team Leo knows there can only be one winner. And it won’t be Fine Gael. Not ever(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter any arrangement with Sinn Féin, but many of his TDs have said it must be considered in the future. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has criticised Fianna Fáil’s “obsession” with his party, saying Micheál Martin is terrified of the challenge Sinn Féin(...)

Micheál Martin: he has said that President Michael D Higgins retained his full support. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil TDs will face pressure at the party’s ardfheis this weekend to categorically rule out entering coalition with Sinn Féin in the future. A(...)

Attending the Parnell Summer School at Avondale House, Rathdrum are, from left, Fíona Ní Chinneide (Irish Penal Reform Trust), Dr Cormac Behan (University of Sheffield), James Lawless (Fianna Fáil) and Dr Niall Muldoon (Ombudsman for Children). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

We need to look at an alternative to the detention of young people, the Ombudsman for Children has said. Speaking at the Parnell Summer School in Wic(...)

 Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A group of Fianna Fáil TDs, including members of Micheál Martin’s front bench, have said the party should be open to coalition with Sinn Féin. Their(...)

In the space of 10 years, the population of Sallins, Co Kildare, has increased an astonishing 10-fold from 500 to 5,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the constant criticisms political reporters hear is that all they hear are the views that are aired “inside the bubble” of Leinster House and, (...)

 Councillor and chairman of Leixlip municipal district council Bernard Caldwell: “It’s frightening, 500 people . . . Hopefully they’re going to be properly treated by Hewlett-Packard.” Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

It was a tearful occasion for some workers at HP Inc’s Leixlip site as they left meetings with managers following the announcement that 500 jobs are t(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said his priority is to make progress on the new national children’s hospital as soon as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke

Further debate on the location of the new national children’s hospital would not create a consensus, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. “My(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager talks as she gives a press conference to order Apple to pay €13bn in back taxes, in Brussels. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

As the dust settles on the EU’s historic tax decision, it is becoming clear that the issue poses a threat to our economic model and the stability of o(...)

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