Mark Daly

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 Dr Ronan Glynn, right, gave  Nphet members a  dressing down this week over the amount of times ‘Nphet sources’ are quoted in the media. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Spare a thought for the poor members of Nphet, many plucked from the groves of Academe or harvested from the higher echelons of the HSE and Civil Serv(...)

Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Senator Mark  Daly said Senators had to redouble their efforts to restore that public confidence following golfgate. File photograph: Alan Betson

Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Mark Daly was accused of exceeding his functions as chair of the Upper House by referring to the “Golfgate” controversy du(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald: ‘We can change Ireland. How exciting is that?’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“Sinn Féin will have our view and we have our proposals,” says the party’s president Mary Lou McDonald. “But Irish unity is everyone’s business. It’s (...)

TDs Dara Calleary and Noel Grealish and Senator Jerry Buttimer

Several politicians who attended a dinner organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society in apparent contravention of Covid-19 guidelines have apologised fo(...)

Dara Calleary resigned as Minister for Agriculture on Friday morning following a political controversy over his attendance at a golfing event on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A major political crisis has erupted over a dinner held by the Oireachtas Golf Society that has led to the resignations of the Minister for Agricultur(...)

It is unfortunate that a role was never found for Ian Marshall at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall says “the entire unionist community feels let down and left behind” by the new government’s failure to nominate a unionist(...)

 Travellers’ rights activist and now Senator Eileen Flynn. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Newly appointed Traveller rights activist Senator Eileen Flynn has said she wants to be the person to “break down barriers for Traveller people and fo(...)

    Six RAF Typhoons   headed towards counties Derry and Donegal to intercept these Russian Tupolev aircraft  on March 7th, forcing them to alter course. Photograph: RAF/PA Wire

The Government is considering the purchase of military jet aircraft that would have the capacity to intercept high-altitude planes and fully police Ir(...)

Many who used non-contact tonometers will no longer be able to do so, because the pump of air from the machine causes particles to ‘fly all over the place’, says Mark Daly. Photograph: Getty Images

Opticians will be unable to carry out full eye tests during a single appointment when they reopen on Monday, forcing patients to pay higher fees for r(...)

Senator Diarmuid Wilson (left) with Labour Party leader Alan Kelly. Mr Wilson is viewed as the frontrunner to be the next cathaoirleach of the Seanad. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The campaign has begun for the €114,130 job of cathaoirleach of the Seanad. Fianna Fáil Senators Mark Daly and Diarmuid Wilson and outgoing chair Den(...)

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