The  legislation, proposed by Deputy Bríd Smith, would make Ireland the fifth country globally to ban fossil fuel exploration. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Government move to stall a Climate Emergency Bill, that includes a proposal to end fossil fuel exploration in Ireland, was contrary to parliamentary(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney answer questions from reporters during their visit to New York. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended asking Independent TD Michael Lowry for his support to elect him as Taoiseach last year. He denied Mr Lowry’s cla(...)

 Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger  said the court fine imposed on Deputy Michael Lowry was ‘one law for the rich and another for the poor’. File photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Michael Lowry received a “chicken feed fine” for tax-related offences an opposition TD has claimed in the Dáil. Solidarity TD Ruth Cop(...)

The charges against Michael Lowry outlined that the offences were committed with the consent or connivance of Mr Lowry who was at the time a director, manager, secretary or other officer of Garuda Ltd. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Independent TD Michael Lowry and his refrigeration company have been fined a total of €25,000 having been convicted of two charges each of delivering (...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry has pleaded not guilty to filing incorrect tax returns. Photograph: Courtpix

The jury in the trial of Independent TD Michael Lowry have ceased its deliberations having considered a verdict for just under an hour. It is the Sta(...)

 Independent TD for Tipperary, Michael Lowry, arriving at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this week where he has pleaded not guilty to four charges of filing incorrect tax returns on dates between August 2002 and August 2007. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The tax inspector in charge of the case against Independent TD Michael Lowry has accepted that he never met with the politician to discuss the investi(...)

 Independent TD for Tipperary, Michael Lowry (64) of Glenreigh, Holycross, Co Tipperary, arriving at   Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Friday morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A jury has heard that Revenue was at a loss of €5,541 when a company owned by Independent TD Michael Lowry received a payment in 2002 but only account(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry (61), of Glenreigh, Holycross, Co Tipperary arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Monday. He has been charged with allegedly filing incorrect tax returns. Photograph: Collins

The State prosecutor in the trial of Independent TD Michael Lowry for tax evasion has said it was a case of the accused and his company “cooking the b(...)

No campaigner Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Collins

Tipperary voted Yes with 59 per cent of voters favouring repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Turnout in Tipperary in the referendum was 64 per cent (...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will raise with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe claims that banks are using money intended to provide for credit to small (...)

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