Independent TD Noel Grealish arrives at Leinster House. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Chatting among themselves over coffee or in the Dáil bar, some TDs and Senators have been trying to figure out what exactly motivated Noel Grealish to(...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has told Radio Kerry that he can prove he was in the Dáil on the morning of June 21st, 2018, but that he also managed(...)

Everybody in the Dáil, from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar down, agrees carers are marvellous.  Photograph: Fran Veale

The figures trip lightly off the tongue. Three hundred million. Four hundred and fifty six million. Eighteen point three million. Thirty million. Eigh(...)

Michael Healy-Rae’s car was stopped in traffic when he was subjected to verbal abuse from the driver of another car.

Gardaí in Dublin are investigating a death threat made to Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae earlier this week. The threat was made by a member of the(...)

Peader Tóibín was previously suspended when he diverged from party opinion over the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín faces suspension from the parliamentary party for the second time after he voted against abortion legislation currently bef(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick: “I felt isolated, like I was just there to push a button”

All Government TDs were instructed they had to be present – there were no exceptions. Even Cork North Central TD Dara Murphy – who now works with the (...)

Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has urged TDs engaged in a filibuster delaying the passage of the controversial Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill to rethink their strategy. Phtotgraph: Nick Bradshaw

MICHAEL O’REGAN Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has urged TDs engaged in a filibuster delaying the passage of the controversial Road Traffic (Amend(...)

Posters advocating a No vote were prominently displayed in Kilgarvan village, leaving locals in no doubt where the two Healy-Rae TDs stood on the contentious issue. File photograph: Dáil Éireann TV

The sense of surprise was palpable when it became clear that not even the mighty Healy-Rae machine could halt the abortion Yes juggernaut in the famil(...)

 Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

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