Marc Macsharry

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Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. “As she has not reached the pandemic swaddling stage, the serving Minister for Children (without a seat) was able to report for duty.” Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall/PA

Another blockbuster day in Leinster Houzzzz. . . Europe. Discuss. Views and thoughts very much welcomed by the Taoiseach. As opposed to thoughts an(...)

 Marc MacSharry. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on transport, tourism and sport, Marc MacSharry is popular locally and his re-election comes as no surprise. Son of the (...)

Independent Marian Harkin said there had been a tsunami of Sinn Féin TDs elected as well as ‘an avalanche of Independents’. File photograph: Alan Betson

The four newly elected Sligo Leitrim TDs Martin Kenny (SF), Marian Harkin (Ind), Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry and Frank Feighan (FG) described the out(...)

 Helen Rochford Brennan said a key clause of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities had been deferred - deliberately. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“We are not lunatics” said longtime disability rights campaigner Helen Rochford Brennan who in 2012 was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease(...)

 A speed lazer camera mounted on the Stillorgan Road. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has said it will not progress a Bill providing for new penalties for drivers caught speeding proposed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross said stakeholders would ‘continue to be concerned’ until the FAI was ‘led by completely independent people’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has urged the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) to appoint an independent chief executive after the organisation app(...)

The FAI said it will ‘co-operate fully with any Garda  investigation into FAI affairs on the back of the decision by the CEO of Sport Ireland to refer the report to An Garda Síochána’.

A split is looming between members of the Oireachtas sport committee on whether almost €3 million in State funding should be restored to the Football (...)

The new carriages will enter service by 2021, for the Kildare, Maynooth and Northern commuter lines.   Photograph: George Doyle/Getty

Extra carriages for commuter rail services for the greater Dublin area are to be purchased in an €150 million move announced on Wednesday by Minister (...)

Dáil votes by almost two-to-one to delay introduction of legislation regulating electric scooters by three months. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Dáil has voted by almost two-to-one to delay for three months the introduction of legislation aimed at regulating electric scooters so a public co(...)

Fewer than half of the 70,000 people living in Ireland who hold UK driving licences have exchanged them for an Irish licence ahead of the October 31st Brexit deadline, the Dáil has heard. Photograph: Getty

Opening hours at National Driver Licence Service offices will be extended from Monday until October 31st to accommodate drivers who need to exchange t(...)

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