John Halligan

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Kevin “Boxer” Moran said he had been embarrassed by the proposed peace trip to North Korea by some of the Independent Alliance’s  members. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Independent Alliance group of five TDs, which forms part of the Government side in the Dáil, has been thrown into its most serious crisis yet over(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:  desire by Finian McGrath, Shane Ross and John Halligan to attempt intervention in the most dangerous crisis currently facing the planet is a mystery. Photograph:   AFP/KCNA via KNS/STR

The proposed mission to North Korea by the three Independent Alliance Ministers may be an absurd and amusing diversion from day-to-day politics but, a(...)

John Halligan, an Independent TD for Waterford, is Minister of State for Training and Skills.

Minister of State John Halligan has said he “regrets” asking a female official if she was married during a job interview. The woman was awarded €7,50(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: greeted large group of constituents from the Men’s Shed in Ballinteer in the visitors’ bar in Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“A rolling moan gathers no Ross.” It’s a well known proverb in the transport world. Roughly translated, it means that there is no point in bothering(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: Shane Ross, Finian McGrath and John Halligan have sought permission for a parliamentary visit to North Korea through the embassy in London. Photograph: Getty/STR/AFP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will not be sending anyone to the airport to stop Ministers travelling to North Korea. Three Independent Alliance(...)

The eight-page pamphlet distributed across trains on Monday morning describes the Minister in such terms as “Ross the Boss” and “Rocket Ross”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

One of the main unions involved in the Irish Rail pay dispute has published a pamphlet mocking Minister for Transport Shane Ross and describing the Na(...)

Ministers John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath sought permission for a parliamentary visit to North Korea through the embassy. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Members of the Independent Alliance have been invited to visit the North Korean embassy to discuss a possible trip to the country. Minister for Trans(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA / via REUTERS/File

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he does not envisage proposed visit to North Korea by members of the Independent Alliance going ahead. Minister of State (...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe   reading a statement on tracker mortgages at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Most of the tracker mortgage customers who have already been identified as being affected by the scandal will receive compensation by the end of the y(...)

The European Southern Observatory  provides astronomers with state-of-the-art research facilities and access to the southern sky. Photograph: Martin Bernetti

Ireland is to join the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in 2018 following an increased capital budget allocation for the Department of Business, En(...)

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