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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “Those who sit at the Cabinet table, as I have reminded Ministers, have a duty in terms of defence of the Constitution and Cabinet collective responsibility.’’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he has reminded Ministers from the Independent Alliance of the principle of collective Cabinet responsibility. “So whil(...)

Frances Fitzgerald:   “What is on the table is the paternity leave legislation which Deputy Burton is a very strong supporter of.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Labour TD Joan Burton has claimed that women will be outraged if it is true the Government proposes to “muck around” with child benefit payment. The(...)

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan: claimed Labour was guilty of ‘gross hypocrisy’’ , given it failed to defend the rights of workers while in government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The minority Government has suffered its first Dáil defeat. Its amendment to a Labour motion on workers’ rights was defeated by 78 votes to 58 on We(...)

‘I want to make it clear that I do not, and have never, regarded Sgt McCabe as malicious,’ Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said in a statement on Monday night. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former Tánaiste and Labour TD Joan Burton said Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan should “ move to clarify the comments or statements made by her le(...)

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook’s politics and government specialist, said: ‘We’ve seen previously in other countries that conversation on Facebook has increased voter turnout.’  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Health is the number one general election issue Irish people are talking about on Facebook, according to new figures released today. Facebook, which(...)

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