Mick Wallace

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Former Workers’ Party members Pat Rabbitte, Proinsias De Rossa, Liz McManus and Eamonn Gilmore campaigning for Democratic Left in 2002. Photograph: Eric Luke

A growing number of political groups have positioned themselves further left of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin, including: People Before Profit The(...)

Incoming  EU commissioner for trade  Phil Hogan: argues that the Mercosur treaty will be the first real leverage the EU has on Brazil’s government over its policies in the Amazon. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The loss of Amazon forest between 1990 and 2016 now totals some 1.3 million square kilometres, at a rate equivalent to 800 football pitches an hour, T(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told  his party’s TDs that Government and Opposition party leaders had agreed the byelections would be held in the last week in November. File image: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The four pending Dáil byelections look set to be held in the last week in November, with TDs pencilling in Friday 29th as the most likely date. Fiann(...)

From left, Stephen Donnelly; Micheál Martin; Thomas Byrne (Meath East); Timmy Dooley (Clare); with Lisa Chambers and Pat McPartland, Fianna Fáil Communications. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“They’re all in good form,” purred a Fianna Fáil frontbencher as he left a policy session at the party’s think-in in Gorey on Monday. “They’ve been on(...)

Clare Daly has defended hiring the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as a European Parliament assistant. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The practice of MEPs hiring members of their immediate family as staff was banned in 2009 and phased out finally in 2014. There is no rule, nor woul(...)

Newly elected MEP Clare Daly has hired the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as her European Parliament assistant. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Newly elected Dublin MEP Clare Daly has defended hiring the son of her political colleague, Ireland South MEP Mick Wallace as one of her three Europea(...)

‘Swap a hurl for a cricket bat, the word “Brussels” for “Dublin”, and Boris Johnson would be right at home in a back bar in south Kerry, waging a derisory finger at “them up in Dublin” with one hand and knocking back a pint with the other.’ Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

“I’ve seen it over the years, the more intellectual they are, the more work they don’t want to do.” It reads like a Brexit rallying-cry, like when Mi(...)

Ursula von der Leyen reacts after the European Parliament voted in favour of her as the new European Commission president. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Newly-elected European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen would back a further Brexit extension beyond October 31st, she told MEPs in Strasbour(...)

  Mick Wallace: elected to the European Parliament last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

A bank’s bid to repossess the Dublin residence of MEP Mick Wallace has been adjourned by a judge for three months. Mr Wallace was not in the Circuit (...)

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy speaks at the first meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy was the only Irish MEP to speak at the first meeting of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, as he raised t(...)

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