Micheal Martin

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Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said electronic votes ‘shall only be taken when all members are seated in their designated seat’

Voting rules in the Dáil are to be tightened pending the outcome of investigations into the “votegate” controversy, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl h(...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley are being investigated over a series of votes last week. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley could each face a 30-day suspension from the Dáil if they are found to have breached voting rules by th(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has ordered an investigation into the circumstances in which Niall Collins voted six times on behalf of his front bench colleague Timmy Dooley (above) who was not in the Dáil chamber when the electronic votes were recorded last Thursday. Photograph: James Forde

The irresponsible behaviour of senior members of the Fianna Fáil front bench who abused the voting system in the Dáil has created a severe embarrassme(...)

Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan said what had happened was very serious. Photograph: PA

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has written to the Ceann Comhairle over what he has described as the “illegal act” of a Fianna Fáil frontbencher(...)

Barry Cowen: he says the revised deal negotiated by  Boris Johnson paves the way for a much harder Brexit than envisaged by his predecessor Theresa May

Money set aside to deal with the consequences of a no-deal Brexit should be used to help businesses even if the UK leaves the EU with an agreement as (...)

Protocols for voting are set out in the handbook that each new TD receives when elected to the Dáil. File photograph: The Irish Times

What’s the story with Dáil electronic voting? TDs vote by electronic means and press a Tá (for Yes) or Nil (for No) with the appropriate green or red(...)

A vaporiser or electronic cigarette is used to inhale vapour made from liquid, concentrate or dry herb and while the practice is widely viewed as less harmful than smoking, it is not without its critics. Photograph: Getty Images

Electronic cigarettes can play a significant role in helping people to give up smoking, though they are not recommended for non-smokers, according to (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin claimed the Government is ‘in denial’ about the stress and anxiety of families of children and adults with intellectual difficulties.

There were heated exchanges between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin as each accused the other of failing people with disa(...)

Timmy Hourihane, who was killed in Cork early on Sunday.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Cork man beaten to death at the weekend had been provided with an apartment and support from charities and addiction s(...)

Journalists from the Currency were banned from stations owned by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp last month, with an email citing its status as a ‘competitor platform’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed its concern to the broadcasting regulator about Communicorp’s ban on certain journalists appeari(...)

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