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Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

Hedge-cutting is banned between February and September, except where overgrown hedges pose a risk to drivers and pedestrians.

Following in his father’s footsteps, 46-year-old Paraic O’Brien has cut hedges in south Tipperary around Cahir and Clonmel for a quarter of a century,(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Margaret Casey of the Tipperary Rural Traveller Project speaking after presidential candidate Peter Casey visited Cabragh Bridge. Photograph: Alan Betson

A security guard, a fence and discarded protest signs on the ground outside six new houses are all that remains of the political storm that blew throu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was scheduled to meet church leaders the day after comparing Micheál Martin to a “secretly sinning priest”. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/ARP/Getty Images

Fortunately for Leo Varadkar, the timing of his latest faux pas was not quite as ominous as it might have been for former taoisigh. As a thing to be f(...)

Expressions of sympathy on the late former TD Jackie Healy Rae were heard in the Dáil on Wednesday, nearly five years after his death. File photograph: Eric Luke

Lunchtime on Wednesday in Leinster House. The corridors are quiet. Leo Varadkar is still in the chamber answering routine questions about his departm(...)

 President Michael D Higgins, with one of his dogs, and his wife, Sabina,   with Pat  and  Michael English at the Presidential Concert, celebrating Irish country music in Áras an Uachtaráin.

Friday was National Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Michael D brought along Síoda and Bród for his working day. But there is nothing unusual in that. In(...)

Minister of State for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael D’Arcy  said only the judiciary had the authority to change the book of quantum.

People considering taking a person injuries claim should apply what the Minister with responsibility for insurance matters has called the “brother/sis(...)

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(...)

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