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 Mattie McGrath TD  claims ‘we’re living in a totally totalitarian State that we can’t have any protest safely in cars’.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called for Opposition TDs to withdraw allegations of political policing against Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and An Gar(...)

Kerry’s Michael Healy-Rae said he’s not a climate change denier and he’s ‘not trying to say that we shouldn’t improve on the way we live’. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Rural Independent TDs highlighted pollution in Asia and the attacked the Government’s Climate Action Bill which they claim will damage farming and tou(...)

FF backbencher Jackie Cahill said the proposed cheese plant would  reduce dependence on British cheese market. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Concerns are growing that judicial reviews are becoming a new instrument to “frustrate and delay” major production and infrastructure projects, the Ta(...)

Thomas Byrne, TD for Meath East, was disgusted. It’s bad enough to be compared to Cromwell in Dáil Éireann, but to make such an accusation to “someone born and reared in Drogheda” is particularly “outrageous”, he howled. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Unfortunately the Dáil sat on Wednesday, forcing political observers to drag themselves away from Eat Yer Greens, the political soap opera providing e(...)

Talk to Pearse: Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It’s all fun and games in the insurance companies until somebody rings in about their outrageously increased premium and utters the dreaded line: “I’m(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘I honestly don’t know if the Taoiseach has got an invitation or not and whether that trip is possible or not.’ Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the question of whether or not the annual White House meeting between the Taoiseach and US president Joe Biden should g(...)

Tánaiste  Leo Varadkar speaks in the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

The Government is considering requiring international travellers to have two PCR tests for Covid-19 five days apart with quarantine in between after a(...)

 Stephen Donnelly:  in August  he takes bronze in the trampoline at the  Olympics in Japan

Time to take our crystal bauble down from the soon-to-be-mulched tree and take a sneak preview at what lies ahead in 2021. JANUARY – It quickly becom(...)

A protest in Carrick-on-Suir against the closure of inpatient services at St Brigid’s District Hospital. Photograph: Eoghan Dalton

Hundreds of people turned out in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, on Saturday to protest against the HSE decision to end inpatient services including ho(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU Commission, had their dinner in Brussels last night as talks drag on. Photograph: Aaron Chown

Deal or No-Deal The way things are going in Brexit negotiations it would be no great surprise to see Noel Edmonds rock up to 10 Downing Street on Sun(...)

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