Jerry Buttimer

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The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s pet project. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Expect fireworks in the Seanad on Tuesday when the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill is up for debate again. Next week marks the first anniversary(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Limerick   voted in favour of a directly-elected mayor. Photograph: Getty Images

Voters in Cork and Waterford have narrowly rejected a proposal to have a directly-elected mayor, but voters in Limerick have accepted the plan that wi(...)

Yoga is now a central  part of the school day in some primary schools. Photograph: iStock

When Mary Casey, a teacher at Ballinora National School in Co Cork, arranged for a yoga teacher to visit her class, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Y(...)

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(...)

Independent Senator Michael McDowell, leading opponent of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government might make another effort to guillotine one of the longest running legislation debates in Irish parliamentary history after narrowly fa(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “If you are the directly elected lord mayor of Cork city, for example, you will arguably be the most influential and powerful politician in the country outside of Cabinet.” Photograph: Clare Keogh

The Government hopes the creation of three directly elected mayor positions can address a democratic deficit in local government which sees policy dec(...)

Senator Michael McDowell called for a break from 2pm to 3pm to have lunch in the members’ restaurant rather than a sandwich. Photograph: Tom Honan

What time Senators take their lunch and whether it is a proper meal or a sandwich break provoked a row in the Upper House and led to two votes, one of(...)

 Bloody Sunday family members march ahead of the  announcement of a prosecution over the incident, in Derry, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Great injustice has been further inflicted on the families of the victims of the Bloody Sunday killings, a Sinn Féin Senator has said, in the wake of (...)

The Seanad has heard that  some calves were sold for less than 50 cent at a mart in Bandon on Monday. Photograph: iStock

The beef crisis has reached such an extreme that dairy calves have been selling for less than 50 cent each, the Seanad has been told. Fine Gael Senat(...)

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