Marc Macsharry

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Paula and Michael Loughlin with a portrait of their son, Jimmy, in their Co Sligo kitchen. Photograph: Brian Farrell

It was only a 20-minute drive from Jimmy Loughlin’s home to Sligo town but when he moved there in September 2017, his mother Paula pleaded with him ev(...)

Independent TD Marc MacSharry: ‘There is a crisis in confidence at the moment in terms of public accountability in our senior echelons of our civil service.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Independent TD Marc MacSharry has described the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly as “evasive, patronising and frankly embarrassing” in the Dáil on(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: a suspect package addressed to him sparked a security alert in Government Buildings three weeks ago. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

On a sleepy Friday afternoon three weeks ago, with the Dáil and Seanad in recess and those Ministers still in the whole of their health embarking on S(...)

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(...)

 Restaurant Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins said that a proposal for a 5pm closure of hospitality amounts to ‘a lockdown of the sector’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The hospitality industry has reacted with fury to reports that the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has recommended pubs and restaurants (...)

Poll shows Sinn Féin has the support of almost a third of voters at 32 per cent. The poll totals 101% due to rounding up

Good morning. Last month when Sinn Féin put down a motion of no confidence in Simon Coveney over his handling of the Zapponegate affair, it raised so(...)

James O’Connor says he  feels he has been deeply misled and ‘I am hurt.’  Photograph: Stephen Collins/ Collins Photos

Baby Marc, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby Marc, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby Marc, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby Marc. That damned tune. Those words.(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl intervened and said he was ‘decidedly uncomfortable with this line of questioning’ by TD Marc MacSharry. File photograph: Maxwells

The Attorney General’s (AG) involvement in the appointment of judges has been raised in the Dáil following controversy over his private litigation wor(...)

Marc MacSharry on Micheál Martin as leader of Fianna Fáil: ‘Everybody else is expected to row in blindly.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is running Fianna Fáil as a “one-man show”, Sligo-Leitrim TD Marc MacSharry has said. After quitting the parliamentary party(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney leaving Government Buildings, Dublin, after a motion of no confidence in him was defeated. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fine Gael rallied its troops to mount a stirring defence of the beleaguered Simon Coveney in the face of fierce attacks from Sinn Féin as the Dáil rej(...)

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