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A fobbing-in system which records politician’s attendance at Leinster House was suspended between March and July during the first period of Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight TDs and Senators have sworn a statement before a peace commissioner or commissioner of oaths to say they were present in the Dáil or Seanad duri(...)

There will be ‘no appeasing’ any unilateral departure by the UK from the terms of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said. File image: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Any unilateral departure by the UK from the terms of the Brexit withdrawal agreement could seriously erode and damage political trust not only in the (...)

Buymie Technologies founder Devan Hughes. The Buymie app app allows users order from large online retailers and have their items delivered by a personal shopper. Photograph: Jason Clarke

While Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the global economy with a long recovery to follow, certain sectors have benefitted from its effects. N(...)

Debenhams workers protest outside Leinster House, Kildare St, in Dublin today. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty has told the Dáil that the State did Debenhams’ workers a disservice when they were prevented from prot(...)

  Sinn Féin TD John Brady

Elected in 2016, Sinn Féin’s John Brady was the party’s first Dáil representative in Wicklow for almost 100 years. The 46-year-old’s popularity stay(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says advice from the Attorney General and external lawyers was that  the mandatory use of the card across government was permitted.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has insisted the Data Protection Commissioner has misinterpreted the law governing the use of the Public(...)

Rondo Foods makes snack foods for dogs and cats. Photograph: iStock

Pet food manufacturer Rondo Foods could close its Arklow plant as soon as January 2020, leaving about 150 people out of work. In a statement, the co(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty will establish a judge-led group to examine how to improve the enforcement of child maintenance payments. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty will establish a judge-led group to examine how to improve the enforcement of child maintenance payments(...)

Sinn Féin spokesman John Brady said the belief tenants would stop paying their rent thinking the department would cover the arrears ‘shows a worrying attitude within the department’. Photograph: iStock

Senior civil servants warned there was a “very real moral hazard” of tenants not paying their rent if emergency social welfare payments were provided (...)

Minister for Social Protection told Fianna Fáil spokesman Willie O’Dea she ‘won’t stand here and have you challenge me and have you telling me I’m telling you lies. I don’t deserve that’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil in a row over the Public Services Card (PSC) when Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty told her Fian(...)

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