Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue with ‘Ronnie’ the donkey  at Farmleigh House. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

As Christmas morning approaches the Government has assured children that Santa Claus will not be affected by ongoing Brexit supply chain issues, insur(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: when she  stands up to make her televised speech  she does so safe in the knowledge that all ranks of the party are united around her. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s party faithful gather at the Helix on Saturday in Dublin City University, surrounded by banners hanging overhead that will declare that it(...)

Ant & Dec? No, it’s Michael McGrath and Paschal Donohoe, just before announcing the winners in Budget 2022. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We bumped into an Opposition TD in the corridor. “Slim pickings today,” he sympathised. “It’s hard to heckle Ministers with those masks on. Sorry abo(...)

Coveney has denied he effectively offered Ms Zappone the special envoy job before his officials carried out the work to create it, and that her contact to him amounted to lobbying. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Labour Party will support a motion of no confidence in Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney over his handling of the appointment of Katherin(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers will be told on Wednesday that the cost of fixing defects in houses in the northwest and west caused by mica could go well beyond €1 billion(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin shimmies down the red carpet to deliver the good news to the nation on Friday. Handout photograph: Julien Behal Photography

It was Micheál’s shimmiest shimmy yet down the red carpet. He couldn’t wait to deliver the good news. And it was very thoughtful of the Taoiseach to(...)

The Sipo report shows Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan were among the politicians who returned donations they received in 2019. Photograph: Julien Behal/ PA Wire

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) made donations of €1,000 – the maximum allowed under political funding rules – to 21 local and Europe(...)

Talk to Pearse: Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It’s all fun and games in the insurance companies until somebody rings in about their outrageously increased premium and utters the dreaded line: “I’m(...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee e previously gave a statement on her handling of the Woulfe controversy, defending it and saying she followed a “clear process” when recommending the former attorney general for a position on the Supreme Court.Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin TD Padraig MacLochlainn has said that the refusal of the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to participate in a full question and answer ses(...)

The Taoiseach reminded the Dáil what happened when the country slowly opened up again during the summer after the first lockdown.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Ireland is the second-best small country in the world in which to fight Covid. But does anybody give a flying Finn? “One would hardly realise that(...)

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