Labour  leader Brendan Howlin: turns out his predecessor Pat Rabbitte supports the Government’s national broadband plan. Checkmate. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Perfidious Pat. Et tu, Rabbitte? How is a Labour leader supposed to vehemently oppose the Government’s broadband project when the silken words of an(...)

Former FAI CEO John Delaney pictured this week after a meeting with the board of the FAI. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The bunting will be out next Saturday in Castleisland for the official opening of the much-anticipated Georgie O’Callaghan Park. But will John Delane(...)

The Borrowers: a frugal affair

Most of the action in The Borrowers (RTÉ One, Tuesday, 8.30pm), a new factual programme about modest loans, and not an extremely loose adaptation of t(...)

FAI executive vice-president John Delaney arrives at Leinster House, Dublin, as representatives of the FAI   give evidence to an Oireachtas committee hearing. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When you sit at an Ireland match at the Aviva Stadium and hear the crowd belting out anti-John Delaney songs, or listen to exasperated TDs criticising(...)

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney  leaving Leinster House  after appearing infront of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Aidan Crawle

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has been accused of a “craven leprechaun performance” for his conduct in front of the Oireachtas Committee investigat(...)

A coal depot in Shanghai. The ban on smoky coal was first promised in 2015. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Plans for a national ban on harmful smoky coal have been delayed by the Government amid legal threats from the coal industry. The introduction of the(...)

Dara Calleary: “I presume, Tánaiste, the Taoiseach and President Macron aren’t discussing their Kylie collections”

Brexit is all very fine, but the people of Belgooly are being held to ransom. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs may be preoccupied with t(...)

Road Safety Authority chief executive Moyagh Murdock and Garda  Chief Supt Aidan Reid at a launch of a road safety appeal at Victoria Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

More than 1,400 people were caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in January and February, a 17 per cent increase on the same period (...)

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(...)

‘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(...)

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