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Labour candidate Kevin Humphreys and party leader Brendan Howlin canvassing in Sandymount village, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The Labour Party says it will look for additional spending of between €2.9 billion and €4.4 billion annually to boost public services after the electi(...)

Our Politician of the Year is Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in the Dáil, Pearse Doherty,  whose work in taking on the insurance industry and keeping a spotlight on its practices has been a rare highlight.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s been a lacklustre year in Leinster House, with Brexit- and Boris-related events in the UK sucking the life and colour out of the political landsc(...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

The Komori printer purchased for the Houses of the Oireachtas was too big for its designated room so remedial works had to take place. Photograph: RTÉ News.

The Clerk of Dáil Éireann has said there was a sound business case for the purchase of an €850,000 printer that would not fit into the room where it w(...)

Dublin Bay South TD Kate O’Connell told a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party that ordinary Irish people were not seeing changes in their insurance premiums despite promised action by the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Fine Gael TD has told a private party meeting that ordinary Irish people are not seeing a change in their insurance premiums despite promised actio(...)

‘The proposed provision for the growth areas of Stepaside and Ballyogan and environs is improved, but remains limited,’ the council’s submission said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Proposed bus services for Stepaside and Ballyogan in south county Dublin remain “limited”, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has said. The counci(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks at a  #WorkEqual conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There are some things the Government controls, and there are things that the Government doesn’t control, the Taoiseach told the farmers last week. He(...)

Flawless foundation: former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The important task of stockpiling ammunition ahead of the general election is underway in earnest in the main parties. Goggle-eyed junior assistants (...)

The five-year-old  boy  in   the room being used to store medical equipment at Tallaght children’s hospital on Friday.   Photograph taken by his family

A mother of four has described as “disgraceful” conditions in the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght after her sick five-year-old son was tended(...)

 There were 29 flu cases reported last week, and 70 to date this  winter, with 15-64 year-olds most affected.   File photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

This winter’s flu season has already begun, the HSE believes, with almost 30 cases reported in the past week alone. Separately, a spike in RSV (or re(...)

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