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Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan steered the National Oil Reserves Agency (Amendment) and Provision of Central Treasury Services Bill through the Dáil and Seanad. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The first piece of legislation in the new Government’s arsenal to de-carbonise the economy has been passed by the Dáil and Seanad. The legislation es(...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad – the only non-party figure among the nomina(...)

The arrival of coronavirus to these shores prompted a swift pivot away from the traditional face-to-face style of teaching most students were familiar(...)

Rose  Cottage:  it  was vacated in the last decade and has fallen into disrepair.  Photograph: James Forde

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has been given permission for extensive refurbishment of a historic house in the Phoenix Park after scrapping plans t(...)

Brendan Kenny, Dublin City Council’s head of housing, said the local authority does not plan to build the proposed homes itself, but will use instead approved housing bodies to provide the social housing element. Photograph: Alan Betson

The construction of more than 700 social homes on local authority sites across Dublin will take up to a decade if councillors block land sales to hous(...)

Fianna Fáil says it will prevent so-called cuckoo funds from buying up entire developments. Photograph: Getty

Fianna Fáil says it has decided against implementing a rent freeze if elected after legal advice stated that such a proposal would be “unconstitutiona(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald on the canvass in Dublin Central. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

Dublin Central (four seats) Current: 1 SF, 1 FG, 1 Ind Mary Lou McDonald is the only near certainty for election in Dublin Central, which for decade(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin canvassing for the upcoming general election in Cabra and Phibsborough, meeting hairdresser Erica Oragano and her client Dezirae Stephan. Photograph: Dave Meehan

So the leader of Fianna Fáil walks into the back room of a charity shop in Phibsborough, startling the woman putting clothes onto hangers. “Oh, Jesus(...)

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