Mick Wallace

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A supporter of Colombia reacts after the penalty shootout of the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16  match against England in Moscow. Sinn Féin TDs and Senators were supporting the South American side in the Dáil bar this week

The Oireachtas Members’ Bar was jammed on Tuesday night as TDs and Senators watched the World Cup clash between England and Colombia. Afterwards, Gove(...)

Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

Opposition TDs rejected a claim by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan of a contradiction in their views on two Bills dealing with alcohol as legislation  aimed at helping craft breweries was approved in the Dáil.

Opposition TDs rejected a claim by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan of a contradiction in their views on two Bills dealing with alcohol as legisl(...)

Leo Varadkar arriving at the EU leaders’ summit in Brussels last week. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was criticised by opposition deputies for his approach to Brexit, the migration crisis, European Union military co-operation, t(...)

 At the Traveller cross-party Oireachtas group were (from left) Oein de Bhairdiún; Sindy Joyce; Thomas McCann; Jan O’Sullivan TD; and Senator Colette Kelleher. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Members of the Traveller community called for reparations, a State apology and the banning of the word “knacker” at an event in Dublin on Tuesday. T(...)

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton will rule on evidence that has been heard as to whether then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan smeared Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of serious allegations against former Garda commisssioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and others have been strongly challenged by the evidence heard ov(...)

“Leo feels at home in this territory – where he speaks above the heads of politicians in the Dáil chamber and directly to middle Ireland.” Photograph: DominicWire

It is one of those medical procedures people don’t like to talk about. But last year, the Government secretly gave the green light for it to go ahead (...)

Nama sold its Northern Ireland property loans portfolio, Project Eagle, to US vulture fund Cerberus in 2014.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Asset Management Agency’s failure to hand over certain documentation regarding its controversial Project Eagle sale in Northern Ireland h(...)

After various amendments it transpired that the Dáil appointed 16 people to a 13-member commission. File photograph: The Irish Times

The controversial legislation changing the way judges are appointed has been passed by the Dáil and now goes to the Seanad. The Judicial Appointment(...)

“Doctors, or a majority of them, had swung, too, against the Eighth, and the public always looks to experts in such circumstances.” Above, Peter Boylan during the count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Politicians and politics are playing catch-up, following Friday’s vote. It happened before, with contraception, divorce and homosexuality. Now it has (...)

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