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Niamh Smyth Fianna Fail

The 32nd Dáil proved a major learning curve for Niamh Smyth (41) when just a year after being elected for the first time in 2016 she had a baby girl,(...)

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has topped the poll in Cavan-Monaghan, ahead of Minister for Business Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Jack Horgan-Jones

The final two seats in Cavan-Monaghan have been won by Fianna Fáil, with neither candidate achieving a quota. Former minister for agriculture Brendan(...)

The hustings, with all major parties represented at Project Arts Centre in Dublin was hosted by the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) coalition

One of the recurring issues at the Election 2020 arts hustings was the precarious nature of working in the arts, including the difficulty in accessing(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan is to write to all stakeholders in the row over commitments made by the Abbey Theatre (pictured) to produce new and in-house dramas, in an attempt to find a ‘palatable’ solution. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan is to write to all stakeholders in the row over commitments made by the Abbey Theatre to produce new and in-house(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed told the Dáil that difficulties surrounding the beef crisis had been compounded by the death threats. Photograph: Tom Honan

Death threats have been received by senior management in a meat company where an injunction against blockading farmers is still in place, Minister for(...)

 A couple enjoy the work on show in the Merrion Square Open Art Exhibition. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A six-week ban on more than 100 artists selling their work on Dublin’s Merrion Square to facilitate Uefa Euro 2020 events has been criticised in the D(...)

The State has been told it must delete data held on 3.2 million citizens as part of the roll-out of the Public Services Card, as there is no lawful basis for retaining it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has called for the immediate publication of the full report from the Data Protection Commissioner on the Public Services Card. Cavan-Mona(...)

Instagram: photographs posted by Michael Healy-Rae, Leo Varadkar (with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry), Niamh Smyth and Simon Harris

Instagram is now the platform of choice for politicians who want to present voters with a more rounded image of themselves, knocking Twitter out of it(...)

Mick Wallace: The TD’s new clothes

The Ceann Comhairle, brave man, hosted members of the Leinster House press gallery to dinner in the Members’ Restaurant on Thursday night to mark 100 (...)

A file photograph of the Abbey Theatre and Peacock Theatre on Abbey Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has not ruled out direct intervention in the dispute between the Abbey theatre and more than 300 artists over the(...)

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