Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae joined Sinn Féin in criticising the carbon tax rise. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Income from the carbon tax increase in the budget will be used to pay a number of social welfare provisions, Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman to(...)

Michael Collins TD, a fan of carrying  the clear plastic visor, pictured during outside Leinster House on Tuesday with fellow Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Under the circumstances, Mary Lou McDonald was probably the right person in the right place when two aerosols from Kerry began discharging indiscrimin(...)

 Michael Healy-Rae pictured at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae angrily rejected claims in the Dáil by the Taoiseach that he approached Mass goers at churches in Kerry about bus tra(...)

Labour Party leader Alan Kelly appealed to the Government ‘not to kick this legislation down the road for six months’.File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s failure to introduce a statutory sick pay scheme is a breach of public health advice, the Dáil has been told. Labour leader Alan Kel(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl spoke as the Dáil resumed at 8pm, after it adjourned some hours earlier in the afternoon. File photograph: Oireachtas TV

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl has defended his action in adjourning the Dáil “in the emergency situation that was described to me” when he was info(...)

A screengrab from one of the videos that claims to show a group of people singing and dancing on the streets of Killarney on Saturday night.

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said there will always be people “who do stupid things” in reference to drunken scenes on the streets o(...)

At Shannon Airport, weekly passenger numbers jumped more than 80 per cent, from 836 to 1,522. Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

Almost 6,000 air passengers are flying into Ireland every day, with nearly a third of arrivals travelling from the UK, latest official figures disclos(...)

Leo Varadkar: This was a plan that could be paused if things were going offline. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste faced condemnation from rural TDs after he warned that pubs may remain closed beyond August 10th, the new date for the easing of the Covi(...)

The Aran Islands: Catherine Connolly TD said ferries were arriving on the Aran Islands  ‘with quite a number of passengers not wearing masks, and chaos on the quays, with nobody monitoring the situation’.

TDs from constituencies popular with tourists have spoken of “stress and anxiety” among their constituents over a perceived lack of controls on visito(...)

Independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae believes there is a good case to be made for different rules for pubs in rural and urban parts of the country. File photograph: Collins

Independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has said that people in rural Ireland are genuinely afraid they will be made to pay for the social distancing b(...)

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