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Former senator Donie Cassidy was acquitted of charges relating to the organisation of the dinner in Clifden. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Oireachtas Golf Society is to reform this summer for the first time since a dinner held after one of its events sparked the so-called ‘golfgate’ c(...)

Laois’ Liam O’Connell and Neil McManus of Antrim square off  after the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B game at MW Hire O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Laois 1-20 Antrim 1-19 A Cha Dwyer point in the third minute of injury-time was the crucial score for Laois as they beat Antrim in a thrilling clash (...)

The independence monument on Maidan Square and Hotel Ukraine  in Kyiv. Photograph:  Pierre Crom/Getty

The grim diplomatic dance has reached its end. Ukraine’s president has declared martial law as Russia launched military strikes on the country, while (...)

A meeting between Mr Varadkar and the three men took place on Tuesday, described as ‘frank’ and far from  acrimonious. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has pledged to examine the rules around removing the party whip from Fine Gael members following disquiet over sanctions imposed(...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘I think given that legal action may be pending, it’s probably wise for me not to say anything really at this stage.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Phil Hogan’s attendance at the Golfgate dinner was not the only issue that led to his resignation as European commissioner, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has (...)

Cathal Mannion in full flow against Cork. His form is   key for Galway  as his loss in the semi-final last year was so crucial. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league is over. The championship is more or less here. Nobody is going to get any fitter or stronger by the time the first ball is thrown in next (...)

The Seanad heard that minimum unit pricing aims to combat harmful drinking. File photograph: Getty

Fine Gael Seanad leader Regina Doherty has supported a call for the Government to introduce alcohol minimum-unit pricing instead of waiting until Nort(...)

Senator Jerry Buttimer lost the Fine Gael party whip over his attendance at the golf society dinner in Clifden last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government needs to improve its communications on the vaccine rollout programme, the Fine Gael parliamentary party was told on Tuesday afternoon. (...)

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan: said he understood senators’ ‘frustration and impatience’ at delay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s decision to delay debate on Seanad reform for another year is not an exercise in “kicking the can down the road”, Minister of State M(...)

Christmas decorations at the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An immovable objectionable and an unstoppable force of argument dominated talk around Leinster House this week. Donald Trump losing the plot and refu(...)

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