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Seanad reform has been ‘killed off’’ by the Government, Independent Senator Michael McDowell has. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Seanad reform has been “killed off’’ by the Government, Independent Senator Michael McDowell has told the House. “Government Senators have been assur(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: pay rise of 6-7 per cent between 2018 and 2020 “offers the best way of being fair to our public servants”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The new Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, said he stood by proposals for an extension of the Lansdowne Road agr(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan speaks with European Central Bank president Mario Draghi in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is likely to play a key role in funding badly-needed infrastructural projects in Ireland, specifically in the areas(...)

Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier has pledged full EU support for Ireland in the negotiations leading to the UK’s withdrawal in an address to the(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton said the “whole notion of conflicts of interest is something we perhaps take an exaggerated view of”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lawyers for Garda whistleblowers have expressed “deep concern” that the same legal team is to represent Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and forme(...)

Bronwen O’ Reilly,  Glasnevin and Trinity student Niamh Herbert,  Kildare during a Dáil protest demanding ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is difficult to understand why our Government has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), some 10 years afte(...)

Senator Michael McDowell told the Seanad there was an increasing number of judicial vacancies and it would appear that legislation on the issue had not materialised. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Senator Michael McDowell, a former minister for justice, has suggested that cuts in judicial pay have led to a reduction in the calibre of those on th(...)

Former tánaiste  Michael McDowell has called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to stand aside until a tribunal into the handling of garda whistleblowers is complete. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Former tánaiste and minister for justice Senator Michael McDowell has called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to stand aside until a tribunal i(...)

Joan Collins lost her Supreme Court challenge to court ruling on the legality of the  €31 billion promissory. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court ruling today means the State will pay the bulk of the costs of Independent TD Joan Collins’ failed case over the Minister for Finance’(...)

Austin Stack (c), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered by the IRA in 1983, at a Sinn Féin press conference in Dublin, where he confronted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Staging a disruption at a media conference or event - as Austin Stack, whose father was murdered by the IRA, did during a press conference featuring S(...)

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