Richard Boyd-Barrett, and Paul Murphy criticised the Budget measures. Photograph: Alan Betson

Opposition politicians and campaign groups have reacted to Tuesday’s budget. People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett claimed the budget will be(...)

 Solidarity- People Before Profit candidates Gillian Brien (Dublin) and  Adrienne Wallace (South) during a launch by Solidarity- People Before Profit of its European Election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Brexit being pursued by the UK Tory party is not the same as the British withdrawal from the EU which People Before Profit supported three years a(...)

‘Fire appliances that would not be on the roads anywhere else in Europe are used here and many of the fire appliances we are buying are second-hand,’ the Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin Fire Brigade’s fleet is “absolutely sub-standard” and constitutes a danger to the public, an Oireachtas committee has been told. People before(...)

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett  told the Dáil he was adopted through St Patrick’s Guild adoption society, which is at the centre of a controversy over incorrect registrations. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

People before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett has revealed he may be among those adopted whose births were incorrectly registered. “I don’t actually (...)

Shane Ross was responding to a strongly-worded attack on the company in the Dáil  Richard Boyd Barrrett. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The transfer of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company to local authority control is taking too long, Minister for Transport and Tourism Shane Ross has sai(...)

Independent junior minister John Halligan says he may vote in favour of a motion before the Dáil this week calling for the abolition of water charges and Irish Water. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Independent minister of state will vote with the Government in a Dáil debate calling for the abolition of water charges this week, after initially (...)

Environmental groups also argue the use of fracked gas or oil also contributes greenhouse gases to the atmosphere at a time when the Paris Agreement has ratified a move towards global carbon neutrality by the end of the century. File photograph: Michael Okoniewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A TD will present proposed legislation to the Dáil on Thursday that would completely ban any hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the State. The privat(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said Donald Trump had turned out to be somebody who was whipping up an outrageous and dangerous hysteria against the undocumented, including the Irish. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he “unreservedly’’ condemned remarks about immigrants made by US presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We have 70 million p(...)