Michael Harty

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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: “Under no circumstance should the other cases that I understand are in the system be fought in that same aggressive way.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Political leaders have demanded full accountability from the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health for the delay in informing women th(...)

The Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill was introduced by Solidarity TD Paul Murphy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Legislation which provides for factual objective sex education without regard to a school’s ethos has unexpectedly passed second stage in the Dáil wit(...)

HSE head Tony O’Brien: “If we do nothing ... we face ... an existential crisis in our capacity to provide the healthcare that our population needs.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Without reforms, the country will face an existential crisis in its capacity to provide healthcare for the population in the years ahead, the head of (...)

Mattie McGrath: “Members of the public are coming to us asking to join because they feel let down by other parties.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans are at an advanced stage for the creation of an informal political group to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message, according to Inde(...)

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath and  other Independent TDs   have met with the Standards in Public Office Commission to discuss forming a new group ahead of the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke

A number of Independent TDs are considering establishing a new political party or alliance to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message. Tipp(...)

Minister of State for Justice David Stanton said sometimes it was better to start from scratch, redraft the cannabis legislation and resubmit it, if it was not possible to amend it.

Private Members’ legislation legalising medicinal cannabis remains on the Dáil agenda, despite the Oireachtas Committee on Health saying it is legally(...)

The refunding of approximately €173 million paid by some 999,000 householders is due before the end of the year.

Refunds of water charge payments moved a step closer after the Dáil voted by 84 to 44 with one abstention to pass the early stage of the Water Service(...)

Independent Clare TD Michael Harty: claimed many successful Clare hurlers were from parts of the county that might end up in Limerick under proposed boundary changes in the McKinnon report

Clare hurlers might end up having to play for Limerick if proposed county boundary changes are implemented, the Dáil has been warned. Independent Cla(...)

Advertising hoarding is ripped off during Storm Ophelia near Kent Station in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Schull-based Independent Cork South-West TD Michael Collins was one of the many public representatives up early on Monday in anticipation of a long da(...)

 Simon Harris  said measure was part of a multi-faceted approach to turning Ireland into a tobacco-free country by 2025. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Just two TDs opposed the Government decision to increase the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes by 50 cent. Fourteen TDs contributed to the half hour(...)

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