Niall Blaney

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Mayo TD Dara Calleary said the entire costs should be granted under the scheme, which is estimated to cost the exchequer up to €1.5bn. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government must pay for 100 per cent of families’ costs arising from problems with defective blocks in their homes, and sort the issue before the (...)

Speaking in the Seanad, Niall Blaney said  democracy is under attack. File photograph: Tom Honan

Fianna Fáil Senator Niall Blaney has condemned the media over what he termed was its failure to report on alleged Sinn Féin activities. The Donegal S(...)

Peace walls on Bombay Street in Belfast. File photograph: Enda O’Dowd

A referendum on a united Ireland should be considered when the so-called peace walls dividing republican and loyalist communities in Northern Ireland (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney told Senators Government could get Northern Ireland protocol ‘back on an even keel’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Northern Ireland institutions are “just about hanging on” after a “bruising number of years” and the focus must be on building relationships rather t(...)

Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie, who was the only unionist representative present, warned there are ‘frictions and instabilities at this moment in time . . . we are going to have to address them’.

Democratic Unionist Party Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have boycotted a cross-Border Brexit meeting to demonstrate opposition to the Nor(...)

Simon Coveney: he said  the migratory nature of fish stocks  meant they  belonged to everyone and needed to be managed effectively as a resource.  Photograph: Getty Images

Europe’s fishing industry will not be sacrificed to secure a free trade deal with the UK, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. Altho(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

Former Mayo footballer and twice GAA All Star Alan Dillon is standing in the upcoming general election for Fine Gael. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Seamus Mallon was laid to rest on Monday, members of the local GAA club, O’Donovan Rossa Mullaghbrack, provided the guard of honour. The former d(...)

Green Party Cllr Pippa Hackett (left), pictured last year with party leader Eamon Ryan TD and Grace O’Sullivan, recently elected to the European Parliament. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil will not contest the Seanad byelection for the seat vacated by former senator Grace O’Sullivan following her election to the European Parl(...)

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