Mr O Fearghail

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John Redmond: died 100 years ago

The Irish parliamentary tradition owes a debt to John Redmond, the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail has stated. Redmond was leader of the Irish Parl(...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

TDs, Senators and MEPs do not have an automatic right to parental leave. Members can take a leave of absence, but the rules are based on informal arrangements. Photograph: Getty Images

TDs and Senators should be able to access maternity and paternity leave, the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has said. In an interview with The Iris(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: also confirmed a counselling service was available to TDs, Senators and staff at the Houses of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

TDs and Senators are to be given training on ways they can assist constituents who present with mental health difficulties. Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fe(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “time for the State to get out of the business of controlling reproduction”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abortion should be legal, safe and freely available to anyone who needs it, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. In her strongest commen(...)

Garda Alan Hayes, who along with colleagues was awarded a bronze medal and certificate of bravery, pictured with his daughter Aibhlinn. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The son of Caitríona Lucas, the Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat capsized off the Clare coast in September 2016, has (...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Feargháil and guest speaker  Alan Quinlan prior to the Oireachtas symposium on  mental health at  Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwells

Politicians are not immune from suffering mental health problems, and Government policy must be updated to tackle the issue, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fe(...)

Ray MacSharry: he is requesting that his name be removed from the record of the House and be withdrawn from the transcription of Ms McDonald’s comments

Former tánaiste Ray MacSharry has asked the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges to remove references to him possessing an Ansbacher accou(...)

Paul Murphy during heated exchanges with  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Dáil

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has written to the Ceann Comhairle accusing Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of defaming him when he accused Murphy of thuggery during(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance (now Solidarity) and People Before Profit TDs wearing “Repeal” sweaters in the Dáil. The Oireachtas Code of Parliamentary Standards already bans the wearing of emblems of a party-political nature

The Dáil body that deals with standards in the parliament has agreed new procedures preventing TDs from wearing clothing carrying political slogans in(...)

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