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The Taoiseach has said Ireland is going to see ‘a massive rise’ in Covid-19 infections due to the Omicron variant which, if left unchecked, poses a ‘very real threat’ to the health system and the economy. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Taoiseach has said Ireland is going to see “a massive rise” in Covid-19 infections due to the Omicron variant which, if left unchecked, poses a “v(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers chaired the committee. File photograph: Tom Honan

Irish citizens in Northern Ireland should have the right to vote in European elections, a new report recommends. The Seanad’s Special Committee on B(...)

President Michael D Higgins has previously expressed concern at a flurry of last-minute Bills. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the downsides of our annual festive splurge is the prospect of all those bills coming through the letterbox after Christmas. It’s the other wa(...)

The €165bn   plan was agreed amid pressure on Minister for Public Expenditure Michael Mr McGrath from Fianna Fáil backbenchers over spending on regional roads projects. Photograph: Getty Images

Tense negotiations over the level of investment in roads projects saw talks on the National Development Plan (NDP) go down to the wire, it is understo(...)

Una Ring and Eve McDowell, co-founders of Stalking Ireland, are pictured at Leinster House where Fianna Fáil  Senator Lisa Chambers was discussing the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Current laws on harassment do not adequately protect women against predatory men, a Fianna Fáil senator has said. Lisa Chambers has proposed that a (...)

The Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021 is  up for debate in the Seanad next week. Photograph: iStock

Two women, who survived similar stalking experiences and called for new legislation to make stalking a distinct offence, have have helped shape legisl(...)

The outside of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly have criticised the Rotunda Hospital for permitting a camera crew to film inside the(...)

Una Ring, pictured speaking to media outside Cork Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

A campaign by two women, who were victims of stalking, to create a specific stalking offence in Irish law has resulted in the drafting of legislation (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a National Day of Commemoration Ceremony in Dublin to honour Irish who died in wars or on service with the UN. Photograph: Tom Honan

A year and a half after the 2020 general election, Fianna Fáil’s internal inquiry into its poor performance has not yet been completed. Following th(...)

James O’Connor is the youngest member of the Dáil. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Fianna Fáil TDs have accused the Government of disrespecting the hospitality industry and said the party is becoming “irrelevant and toxic” to younger(...)

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