Mick Wallace

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Ian Bailey is preparing to give a briefing to TDs and Senators in Leinster House next week. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Ian Bailey, the man who was arrested and questioned about the death of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996, is preparing to give a bri(...)

Independent TD Luke “Ming” Flanagan: accused Labour TD Willie Penrose of displaying “an unhealthy ownership of an issue”.

Independent TDs Mick Wallace, Luke “Ming” Flanagan and Clare Daly have been accused of “naked political opportunism” after they copied a year-old Bill(...)

Michael McDowell: turned down the offer of a seat in the Seanad. Photograph: Alan Betson

The debate on the future of the Seanad is a bit like the Seanad itself, a sideshow. No one seriously blames the Seanad for all that ails Irish politic(...)

A Women’s Aid protest outside Leinster House to illustrate the fact that one in five women suffer the effects of violence in the home. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

This week’s downgrading of services at the Wexford Women’s Refuge is a sorry reminder of the low priority given to women’s and children’s wellbeing in(...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (above) for two hours yesterday in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Photograph: Sunshine Press Productions/Handout via Reuters

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for two hours yesterday in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, it ha(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter: issued a carefully worded  apology  to Mick Wallace in May. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Sorry really isn’t, as Elton John insists, the hardest word. The hardest words are those we tack on to “sorry” to qualify it. Recently we’ve had plent(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace has  proposed that the new board have a strong human rights purpose

Independent TD Mick Wallace has proposed sweeping changes to the Garda Síochána in a Private Members’ Bill he will introduce in the Dáil tomorrow.Mr W(...)

Anti-abortion campaigners maintain their protest last night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil allowed members a free vote on the legislation, and 14 members voted against:John Browne (Wexford)Dara Calleary (Mayo)Éamon Ó Cuív (Galway(...)

Independent TD Séamus Healy: called on the Government to include cases of fatal foetal abnormalities in the Bill.

The theatre of a late-night Dáil sitting and the prospect of a junior minister going overboard may have lent some drama to its final passage into law,(...)

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin expressed disappointment with the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin expressed disappointment with the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill but said she would support it because s(...)

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