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Mattie McGrath TD outside Leinster House on Kildare Street. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More people will be allowed in the Dáil bar than the Dáil chamber under new Government guidelines it was claimed, amid growing opposition to parliamen(...)

The number of new cases diagnosed in the Republic has risen rapidly in the last week, with many associated with outbreaks in several meat processing plants in the midlands.  Photograph: David Sleator

The Oireachtas Covid committee is set to meet this week to discuss the rapid spread of coronavirus in meat plants in the midlands. Members of the co(...)

Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy said it ‘defied credibility’ that welfare officials could ‘just rock up to Dublin Airport’ to quiz arriving passengers. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A key DAA executive told TDs and senators he was not personally aware that welfare inspectors were quizzing passengers arriving at Dublin Airport. Th(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath: he said  Ireland “is set to become fifth highest net contributor to the fund behind Germany, France, Holland and Sweden”

Opposition parties have raised questions about the costs and benefits of the EU budget agreed after four days of intensive negotiations in Brussels. (...)

A €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve will offer funds to countries and sectors worst-hit by the UK departure

Ireland will be “top of the list” of beneficiaries from a multi-billion euro Brexit fund announced as part of a €1.8 trillion EU Covid recovery packag(...)

Demand in the autumn may be lower than pre-coronavirus because of job losses among parents, or more flexible working. Photograph: iStock

Doubt has been cast on the capacity of childcare providers to cope with possible demand when crèches reopen next week. As the Covid-19 Dáil committee(...)

The Dáil business committee has decided that the next meeting of the Dáil on Thursday, March 5th, would not include nominations and votes for a taoiseach.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are to hold discussions on policy next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told his party last night, in an indication that the two(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and her senior TDs say they want to build a government of the left but also want to talk to Fianna Fáil about coalition. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The warmth and colour evident as new TDs arrived in Leinster House with their families for the first day of the 33rd Dáil gave way to vitriol and bitt(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty speaks to the media alongside Sinn Féin’s , Matt Carthy,Eoin Ó Broin and Louise O’ReillyPhotographed: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Pearse Doherty will lead Sinn Féin’s government formation negotiation team as it begins talks with smaller left-wing parties on Wednesday Mr Doherty (...)

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy:  he can be expected to hold a high-profile portfolio as either an opposition spokesman or in government. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The party’s director of elections in 2016, Matt Carthy was the only one of Sinn Féin’s three MEPs to hold his Midlands-North West seat last year and i(...)

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