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Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey: her radio interview was “unfortunate”, said Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey is under pressure to resign her chairmanship of a key Oireachtas committee following backlash from party colleagues and Cabi(...)

The circumstances in which the Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown initiated legal action against a Dublin hotel after she fell off a swing – and her subsequent response to that claim being legitimately put into the public domain – raise questions about Maria Bailey’s judgment. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

One of the most basic principles of our legal system is that any individual is entitled to take a case to the courts and to have it decided on by an i(...)

Maria Bailey: ‘I was hurt, I have medical expenses. Nobody questions that . . . The reason it took such great traction here is I am the subject of click bait’. Photograph: The Irish Times

On Monday Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey gave an interview to RTÉ radio’s Today with Sean O’Rourke show to discuss the fallout from her legal case followin(...)

Maria Bailey . ‘I had my beer in my hand and then I was reaching for my friend’s, she had a bottle of wine...I then found myself on the floor’. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has said the disclosure of her ‘swing’ case details in a national newspaper had been methodically pre-planned to “cause the (...)

Fine Gael Maria Bailey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has called for the clarification of issues around Maria Bailey’s civil case taken against a Dublin hotel. Speaking to The Iris(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the authorities “would welcome complaints by any residents in direct provision at Mosney or any other centre”. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil missed a trick on Wednesday when the party’s transport spokesman published a Bill regulating the use of e-scooters. In light of recent de(...)

Dún Laoghaire TD Maria Bailey has taken a personal injury case against the Dean Hotel after she fell off a swing in the premises.

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell has criticised a Fine Gael TD who has taken a personal injuries case against a Dublin hotel. Mr McDowel(...)

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins at the Four Courts. Oireachtas committee chairpersons have been told that in the light of the Kerins case, their role was of particular importance. Photograph: Collins Courts

Oireachtas committees have received extensive legal advice since the Angela Kerins case warning them to stay firmly within their remit and to treat wi(...)

The report carried out by the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government found the social housing waiting list lacked transparency and consistency.  Photograph: David Ryder

The definition of homelessness needs to be expanded to include those who are “sofa-surfing” and those who are engaged in “involuntary sharing”, an Oir(...)

Current and former female Oireachtas members gathered on Tuesday. Photograph: Helen McEntee/Twitter

More than 90 current and former female members of the Oireachtas gathered in the Dáil chamber on Tuesday to celebrate the centenary of women voting an(...)

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