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A July 2020 photograph of Defence Forces personnel training in the Glen of Immal in Wicklow. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government has defended excluding the Department of Defence from the terms of reference of the independent commission it established on the first (...)

Pat Kenny: the Newstalk presenter has sounded more engaged on air since the pandemic kicked in. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny is a smart man, but he asks some silly questions. “Are you suffering from crisis fatigue?” he inquires of listeners to Monday’s Pat Kenny Sh(...)

Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik  said there was a clear need to address the needs of undocumented children in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has agreed to work with the Labour Party to improve its citizenship Bill for undocumented children who are born and live in Ireland. T(...)

It appears Minister for Justice Helen McEntee circulated only one name for the Supreme Court post – Séamus Woulfe.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will face Dáil questions on Thursday over the appointment of Supreme Court justice Séamus Woulfe following the Gove(...)

Justice Minister Helen McEntee wrote to the Dáil’s business committee on Thursday, committing to address the other issues during time set aside for oral parliamentary questions. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee came under sustained criticism on Friday over her plan to face questions on the Seamus Woulfe affair, which the opp(...)

Mia Greally (1) with motherJodi Carroll-Greally enjoying the turning on of Christmas lights in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will make a decision on exiting lockdown next week, and that there will be a Dáil debate on the issue(...)

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The harassment many women face on social media has become frighteningly normalised. Online abuse of women must be tackled, by law and by the p(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. The party  argues it has forced the Government to “row back” on PUP cuts, to reintroduce protections for renters, and  continues to demand mortgage breaks for borrowers affected by the pandemic

Describing coronavirus as the “crisis of a century” in March, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said it was time for the country to pull together. Th(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

A view of electronic voting facilities in the Dáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An expert review into electronic voting in the Dáil has recommended installing extra cameras in the chamber at a cost of about €50,000 to prevent TDs (...)

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