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John Halligan

It was a beautiful day. The sun – that prized rarity – shone down on Leinster House, lifting the spirits of smiling deputies as they boun(...)

John Halligan: “A woman also has a right not to be raped.’’

Independent Waterford TD John Halligan said he defied any member of the Dáil to look in the eye of a pregnant rape victim, or (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny today reiterated the Government’s determination to legislate for the Supreme Court judgement in the X case. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

MICHAEL O’REGAN and MARIE O’HALLORAN Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reiterated the Government’s determination to legislate for the Supreme Cour(...)

The Dáil heard a tale of two Irelands yesterday. It centred on the controversy surrounding a handsomely paid senior banker and a Waterfor(...)

John Halligan: supermarket giant Tesco was “rumoured to dub this country ‘Treasure Island’”

Ireland is in the grip of a nutritional recession because of food poverty, the Dáil has heard amid calls for the Government to(...)

Supermarkets should freeze prices on essential items, the Dáil has been told. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government should follow other EU member states and hold talks with major supermarket chains to have them introduce a two-year price freeze(...)

“While Fianna Fáil were the culprits in office, Fine Gael and Labour were complicit in the policies that caused the crisis.” Clockwise from left: Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore, Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin at the interdenominational service of prayer for the assembly of the 31st Dáil in St Ann’s Church in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Four and a half years ago there was a prospect our political culture was about to change utterly. The culture that recklessly drove the country(...)

Fianna Fáil is not the only party to claim it is back from the dead. After its annihilation in 2011, the Green Party has contended that support(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly

A hairy man materialised in the middle of a sea of plants yesterday afternoon, happy in his plumpness and smiling opinion of himself. Was(...)

A poster of Luke “MIng” Flanagan looks down over the Roscommon town of Castlerea, the TD's home base.
Miracle for Ming

With the Dáil in the throes of its annual Cheltdown and those not interested in horses switching attention to the Habemus Papam Handicap Chase,(...)

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