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Some members of the Garda Representative Association believe a two-day meeting of its central executive committee in a Galway city hotel was permitted under the rules while the leadership of the association has insisted it would breach Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A significant dispute has broken out within the largest Garda staff association about how to interpret the Covid-19 public health measures. Some memb(...)

While some Ministers – including Katherine Zappone (above), Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran and Regina Doherty – lost their seats, they are not entitled to higher payments than their TD colleagues. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Dozens of Senators and TDs who unsuccessfully stood in the general election are entitled to almost €2 million in parachute payments between them, an I(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said every politician is lobbied in various forms nearly every day. Photograph: PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected claims of inappropriate behaviour following a meeting between one of his advisors and a former government press se(...)

Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace at the European Parliamentary election Ireland South count centre in Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Cork. Phototgraph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace became emotional in his last address to the Dáil before he starts his new political role next week as an MEP. He (...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett claimed the Government had prevented Bríd Smith’s legislation from progressing ‘because the Taoiseach and the Government do not support its contents’.    Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Dáil has been suspended twice in a row over legislation to ban the granting of any further oil and fossil fuel exploration licences. People Befor(...)

Donal Kinsella  at the Four Courts yesterday. He has been paid  €500,000, plus €200,000 in costs, but a stay applies on payment of the remaining sum pending the appeal outcome. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal will rule later on an appeal by Kenmare Resources over a €10 million libel award, the highest in the history of the State, to its(...)

George Birmingham said he hoped judges would soon be appointed so the number of cases  taken out and rescheduled would be reduced.

The new President of the Court of Appeal has warned waiting times of at least 20 months for appeal hearings will get worse and more hearing dates for (...)

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae said having a bus  service once a month did not amount to it being  a bus route. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat ‘Cope’ Gallagher threatened to suspend Dáil proceedings on Wednesday during a heated row between two Kerry TDs on the pilot (...)

When mandatory reporting was introduced on December 11th, Tulsa said it could not be precise on how the policy change would affect its workload. File photograph: Getty Images

The introduction of mandatory reporting of child abuse has not had a negative impact on children’s services, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone h(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said a “recent high profile case has brought the Judiciary into disrepute”. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The public does not trust judges to deliver appropriate punishments for sexual crimes, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has claimed in the Dá(...)

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