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Michael McDowell: “The reform of the Seanad is not a matter best left to the initiative of the unreformed Seanad.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Taoiseach is being urged to introduce legislation on Seanad reform into the Dáil before it is brought before the Upper House because of concerns S(...)

 A well production test at the Corrib field off the Mayo coast. The committee heard  the  field supplies 50%  of the country’s gas needs, but will  be exhausted in 2025

Legislation to ban oil and gas exploration off the Republic’s coast stalled on Tuesday after an Oireachtas committee failed to vote in favour of movin(...)

A sticker reading “No Border, No Brexit” on a road sign near the Hands Across the Divide sculpture in Derry. Photograph: Mary Turner/Bloomberg

A post-Brexit VAT change threatens to close thousands of companies by squeezing their cash flows, the Republic’s biggest employers’ group fears. The (...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said members of the British Conservative party were “always anti-Europe, always trouble and always the bold kid in the class”.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described DUP leader Arlene Foster as a great friend who he tries to get everyone to love despite it being a “bloody(...)

Biomethane generates 8 per cent of the EU’s total renewable energy sources and accounts for 4 per cent of all gas use, the conference heard. Photograph: iStock

The extent of the Republic’s food industry waste and farm feed stocks means it stands out in the EU because of its suitability for biomethane producti(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross singled out Independent Senator Michael McDowell, who has been a vocal opponent of the measures. Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to reform the manner in which judges are appointed has passed second stage in the Seanad. The Judicial Appointments Bill, which has been (...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe: says he has ‘faithfully reported to the tribunal’ what he was told by the civilian head of human resources at Garda Headquarters. Photograph: Collins

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is standing by his evidence to the Charleton tribunal in relation to a claim that former Garda commissioner Nói(...)

Counsel for Sgt Maurice McCabe  told the Charleton tribunal that what had been done at the O’Higgins Commission hearings by former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s (above) legal team ‘was done by Ms O’Sullivan’. Photograph: The Irish Times

The former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was legally responsible for a false allegation made against Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Commis(...)

 Michael McDowell: has clashed with Minister for Transport Shane Ross publicly.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil proposal to nominate Senator Michael McDowell as chairman of an Oireachtas committee on Seanad reform is being blocked by Mini(...)

EIB vice-president Andrew McDowell (r) pictured in 2017 signing off on funding for a social housing project in Beaumont with Simon Coveney. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), provided more than €1 billion worth of financing to Irish operations in 20(...)

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