Extinction Rebellion protestors  outside Leinster House in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government has accepted the €6 increase in the carbon tax by 97 votes to 36 with two abstentions. Minister for Health Simon Harris who led the la(...)

In his Budget 2020 speech, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  promised a variety of financial “interventions” for sectors hit by the UK crashing out of the European Union. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, there will be a sudden swing from surplus to deficit. Government funds will drop from the panel above your head. Pul(...)

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(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin claimed the deal, reached on Friday between the EU and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, could potentially signal the death knell of the beef sector in Ireland in the wake of Brexit. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters.

The Mercosur trade agreement is a “proposed deal “ and not a “done deal”, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said. He told the Dáil that no g(...)

Michael (left) and Danny Healy-Rae outside the Dáil in a file photograph. Photograph: Getty Images

The Dáil was suspended after a row erupted when Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae claimed Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe had told a “lie” over th(...)

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(...)

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