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Minister for Communications Richard Bruton said there was ‘nothing underhand’ in the Government decision to publish significant documents in relation to the national broadband plan on Wednesday. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has insisted that there is “nothing underhand” in the Government decision to publish significant documents (...)

The Labour party’s  housing spokeswoman Jan O’Sullivan said Fine Gael’s free market approach to the provision of homes had failed and it was time for the State to step in directly and build 80,000 homes.File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Westminster-style Brexit voting was mirrored in the Dáil when it debated the housing crisis because all amendments to a Labour party motion dealing wi(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris wore his usual pale and pinched worried expression. Photograph: James Forde

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris settled into their front bench seats as TDs trickled into the chamber for the big debate. Sinn Féin had moved a motion(...)

What’s the big deal about it anyway? That’s the impression Leo gives every time questions about the national children’s hospital come up. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Won’t be long now before Bob comes to the rescue, freeing Leo from the daily drudge of the same questions about the national children’s hospital from (...)

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said that without JobPath they would not have 5.3 per cent unemployment which had dropped from 15.7 per cent Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty has accused Independent TD Mattie McGrath of “bullying” which she said she would not tolerate, during s(...)

 Independent deputy Mattie McGrath   hit out at Government Ministers appointing ‘spin doctors’ and ‘yet the Government is telling the nurses it cannot pay them’.  File photograph: Eric Luke

A shouting match erupted in the Dáil between Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring and Independent TD Mattie McGrath in a row over ministerial advis(...)

‘You can bet the house’ that Peter Casey, pictured, will run for the European Parliament, and the Dáil, according to his friend Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photo Nick Bradshaw

He hasn’t gone away, you know. Peter Casey, the initial no-hoper who confounded commentators and critics by coming a strong second to Michael D Higgi(...)

Burned-out vans and cars at the scene of the Strokestown eviction late last year. Photograp: Brian Farrell

Potential new entrants into the State’s mortgage market are likely to “think twice” in the current political climate, as they face increased risks whe(...)

Arson attack took place at the KBC bank premises on the Main Street in Swords at 5.18am.

KBC Bank Ireland’s main union has urged the group’s Belgian parent to address concerns over staff safety following recent arson attacks on Irish branc(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ambiguously ruled out any possibility of inviting Sinn Féin to form a government with Fine Gael. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

We are in a time of big things in politics. Those of us who lived through the decade and a half of post-cold war stability and prosperity had our comp(...)

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