Michael Mcdowell

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Minister for Social Protection was sharply criticised by Independent Senator Michael McDowell and others. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Bill to prevent employers deducting or withholding tips from employees has been passed by the Seanad despite Government opposition. Senators voted (...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Maria Bailey: ‘I was hurt, I have medical expenses. Nobody questions that . . . The reason it took such great traction here is I am the subject of click bait’. Photograph: The Irish Times

On Monday Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey gave an interview to RTÉ radio’s Today with Sean O’Rourke show to discuss the fallout from her legal case followin(...)

Fine Gael Maria Bailey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has called for the clarification of issues around Maria Bailey’s civil case taken against a Dublin hotel. Speaking to The Iris(...)

The Sport Ireland Institute’s High Performance Unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sport is about dreaming. Bertie Ahern understood that. Looking back now his dream of the “Bertie Bowl” was almost given life, but instead became a sym(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the authorities “would welcome complaints by any residents in direct provision at Mosney or any other centre”. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil missed a trick on Wednesday when the party’s transport spokesman published a Bill regulating the use of e-scooters. In light of recent de(...)

Dún Laoghaire TD Maria Bailey has taken a personal injury case against the Dean Hotel after she fell off a swing in the premises.

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell has criticised a Fine Gael TD who has taken a personal injuries case against a Dublin hotel. Mr McDowel(...)

Local election candidate Samantha Long canvasses with Senators Victor Boyhan (left) and Michael McDowell in Dartry, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

“Let’s be honest,” says Padraig Hartigan, as he gestures towards his well-to-do neighbourhood of St Kevin’s Park in Darty, Dublin 6. “What issues do w(...)

Lt Hugh Conor McDowell (24) with his mother Susan Flanigan. Photograph: Facebook.

A US marine whose father was honoured for his contribution to delivering peace in Northern Ireland, has died in a training incident. Lt Hugh Conor M(...)

Senator Shane Ross (left) with Feargal Quinn and members of the Independent Alliance outside Leinster House in 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tributes are being paid to businessman Feargal Quinn, best known as the founder of the Superquinn supermarket chain, who has died after a short illnes(...)

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