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 Micheál Martin:  “When you strip it all back . . .  he has made the right call on all the big issues and he has excelled in all the elections,” said one frontbencher. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“What the f**k is Daly at?” asked a Fine Gael TD as he observed his colleague, junior minister Jim Daly, in full flow on Wednesday evening. During the(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris wore his usual pale and pinched worried expression. Photograph: James Forde

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris settled into their front bench seats as TDs trickled into the chamber for the big debate. Sinn Féin had moved a motion(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said that without JobPath they would not have 5.3 per cent unemployment which had dropped from 15.7 per cent Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty has accused Independent TD Mattie McGrath of “bullying” which she said she would not tolerate, during s(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said some 41,000 people got full-time jobs through the JobPath programme. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Dáil has backed a proposal to end the referral of jobseekers to the Government’s jobs activation programme JobPath by 81 votes to 42. The JobPath(...)

Speaking to the Dáil of her experience in prison, Deputy Bríd Smith said: ‘I didn’t commit a crime, it was a civil action in case anyone thinks I’m a robber.’ File photograph: Collins

An opposition TD has spoken about her time in prison as the Dáil passed the social welfare legislation that gives effect to the provisions and payment(...)

Sinn Féin TD John Brady said: “Despite all the rhetoric, it speaks volumes that the government, as the largest employer in the State, has such a low level of charging points.” Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Government departments have installed just six electric car chargers to be shared by their 35,000 staff, new figures show. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tá(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting at Bray Boxing Club earlier this month. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Wicklow County Council has taken possession of Bray Boxing Club, the scene of a fatal shooting earlier this month, to carry out repair works. Counci(...)

The scene of the shootings at the boxing club in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shortly before 7am on Tuesday, several gunshots rang out across Bray harbour. For the second time in a matter of weeks, the seaside town in Co Wicklow(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal shooting at Bray Boxing Club in  Co Wicklow on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Fianna Fáil is preparing to increase pressure on the Government on the issue of crime, with the party preparing to make it central to the next general(...)

The scene of the shooting at Bray Boxing Club, Co Wicklow this morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One man has died and two have been injured in a shooting at a boxing club in Bray, Co Wicklow. The dead man, Bobby Messett, was 50. The oth(...)

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