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Clare Daly TD claimed the new security measures  have led to “utter chaos” for customs and airport police. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Customs officers and police must undergo security checks at Irish airports each time they move between restricted and public areas following a securit(...)

Minister for Culture and Heritage Josepha Madigan said there was “no basis” for making the site subject to legal protection under the National Monuments Acts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An early medieval settlement with extensive burial grounds discovered on lands formerly owned by the late taoiseach Liam Cosgrave is “quite common” Mi(...)

A setion of the crowd at the public meeting in Portmarnock. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD John Lahart realised that there was trouble ahead for the BusConnects reform plan when he started getting an unusually high number of e(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been accused of being ‘seriously politically disinterested’ in the BusConnects scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross was heavily criticised at a private meeting of Fine Gael TDs and Senators on Wednesday night over his handling of th(...)

The development authority proposed by Fianna Fáil aims to build on a 2017 report by Kieran Mulvey.

A Bill to establish a statutory body charged with the social and economic regeneration of north inner city Dublin following a spate of gangland shooti(...)

Leo Varadkar: “We have much more to do and it’s going to take many more years”

They didn’t bother with a cake or anything like that. And there wasn’t a hint of many happy returns in the air. But opposition TDs didn’t let the occ(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin and Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee chat to Gerry Quinlan and his wife Louise on a canvass in  south Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Micheál Martin is on the first of his three canvasses a week. It has developed into something of a mid-week ritual for the Fianna Fáil leader. He has(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin: has told his frontbench TDs to be much more assertive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fourth floor of the modern annex to Leinster House is where the journey from Opposition to Government Buildings is plotted. Up there, overlookin(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

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