The bill ‘will remove the risk of political patronage’, says Shane Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s long stalled proposals to reform the way judges are appointed are set to be finally passed through the Dáil follow(...)

Simon Harris insisted it was not the role of the Dáil to hold a “parallel process” or conduct its own “kangaroo court”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ministers rallied around Frances Fitzgerald on Thursday as the Opposition parties moved to remove the Tánaiste from her position. Ms Fitzgerald has f(...)

Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh O’Laoghaire with party leader Gerry Adams shortly before the election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Newly elected Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh O Laoghaire has expressed concern at the prospect of a Fine Gael-Fianna Fail coalition, saying it would do nothin(...)