Michael Ring

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Michael Ring says a 5km limit was ‘not reasonable’ even in some parts of Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Government backbencher Michael Ring has confirmed he did not attend the Dáil for the vote on the emergency legislation introducing on-the-spot fines f(...)

“Clare Island has been a mirage for the last four months for this coronavirus-confined granny whose solitary confinement meant that all conversations – mainly Gooh-Goohs and Gah-Gahs – with the first grandchild were through a mobile phone screen.” Photograph: Getty Images

It is Mini Madam’s maiden voyage and she is the only one onboard not wearing a mask as the Clew Bay Queen slips out of the little harbour at Roonagh p(...)

Kalvin Keenan  spars with former minister for sport Shane Ross at Arbour Hill Boxing Club. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The minister for sport stood at the top of the room and gave his usual minister for sport speech. Politicians generally do little to hide their ennui (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan turned down a junior ministry and his statement is seen as an indication he intends to cultivate the party grassroots ahead of a potential future leadership bid. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The junior ministerial appointments were the last chance Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and, to a lesser extent, Eamon Ryan, had to calm the anger among(...)

New Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill could be in line for a quick promotion. She has worked in different government departments as an adviser, is close to Leo Varadkar and is a strong media performer. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Groups of TDs gathered around Leinster House and the National Convention Centre for nervous conversations about their prospects, conscious that they a(...)

Eoghan Murphy, Josepha Madigan, Richard Bruton and Charlie Flanagan lost their Cabinet positions following the carve-up of roles between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party

Eight high-profile Fine Gael ministers have lost their Cabinet positions following the carve-up of roles between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green (...)

 Eoghan Murphy is expected to take up a position which will link the Fine Gael party organisation and the parliamentary party. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is not expected to be a senior or junior minister in a new coalition government between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan before government-formation talks at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Green Party is set to have four TDs at the cabinet table if the party approves the programme for government today and the coalition is formed over(...)

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring told the Dáil there is a difference between 5km in an urban and rural area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has called for a tweaking of the Covid-19 regulations to allow people in rural areas travel (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at a media breifing. File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The pressure to accelerate the reopening of Ireland is growing; it is audible on the airwaves, and on the streets, where the hum of traffic grows slow(...)

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