Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said every politician is lobbied in various forms nearly every day. Photograph: PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected claims of inappropriate behaviour following a meeting between one of his advisors and a former government press se(...)

Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace at the European Parliamentary election Ireland South count centre in Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Cork. Phototgraph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace became emotional in his last address to the Dáil before he starts his new political role next week as an MEP. He (...)

Sinn Fein’s Imelda Munster accused Shane Ross of being “incompetent” over controversial green card issue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minster for Transport Shane Ross told Sinn Féin’s Imelda Munster she was “like a donkey in the last race at the last fence” unlike her “thoroughbred” (...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett claimed the Government had prevented Bríd Smith’s legislation from progressing ‘because the Taoiseach and the Government do not support its contents’.    Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Dáil has been suspended twice in a row over legislation to ban the granting of any further oil and fossil fuel exploration licences. People Befor(...)

Leas-Cheann Comhairle Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher criticised the failure to start business at the 10.30 am starting time

The deputy speaker of the Dáil has taken the unusual step of thanking TDs who turned up for work. Leas-Cheann Comhairle Pat “The Cope” Gallagher crit(...)

 Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger  said the court fine imposed on Deputy Michael Lowry was ‘one law for the rich and another for the poor’. File photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Michael Lowry received a “chicken feed fine” for tax-related offences an opposition TD has claimed in the Dáil. Solidarity TD Ruth Cop(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has urged TDs engaged in a filibuster delaying the passage of the controversial Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill to rethink their strategy. Phtotgraph: Nick Bradshaw

MICHAEL O’REGAN Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has urged TDs engaged in a filibuster delaying the passage of the controversial Road Traffic (Amend(...)

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae said having a bus  service once a month did not amount to it being  a bus route. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat ‘Cope’ Gallagher threatened to suspend Dáil proceedings on Wednesday during a heated row between two Kerry TDs on the pilot (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said a “recent high profile case has brought the Judiciary into disrepute”. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The public does not trust judges to deliver appropriate punishments for sexual crimes, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has claimed in the Dá(...)

Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald has criticised ‘blueshirt’’ heckling from the Fine Gael benches in heated Dáil exchanges. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has criticised “blueshirt’’ heckling from the Fine Gael benches in heated Dáil exchanges. She raised the s(...)

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