Peter Finnegan

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It had been assumed that Micheál Martin would be taoiseach first but some in Fine Gael now think Leo Varadkar should remain in place to deal with Covid-19. Photograph: Niall Carson/AFP via Getty Images

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are discussing who should be taoiseach first – Micheál Martin or Leo Varadkar – in any coalition between the parties, Mr Var(...)

Martin Fraser (pictured), the secretary general of the Government, sent a letter to his counterpart in the Oireachtas, Peter Finnegan.

The State’s most senior civil servant has issued the Oireachtas with what is being characterised as a “gentle admonishment” to TDs over the Dáil sitti(...)

Dáil chamber. Photograph: Alan Betson,

The 33rd Dáil will convene at noon on Thursday, with all newly-elected TDs taking their seats for the first time since the general election on Februar(...)

The Komori printer purchased for the Houses of the Oireachtas was too big for its designated room so remedial works had to take place. Photograph: RTÉ News.

The Clerk of Dáil Éireann has said there was a sound business case for the purchase of an €850,000 printer that would not fit into the room where it w(...)

The printer was too big for the building it was to be housed in. Photograph: RTÉ News

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has described the Dáil printer controversy as “absolutely outrageous” a day after it emerged the full cost of (...)

On average the Oireachtas printers do 2,357 jobs every year. Photograph iStock.

Walk past Leinster House on a Thursday afternoon and you’ll often see TDs piling boxes into their car boots. The boxes are heavy, and there’s a lot of(...)

The full cost for building works needed to fit the printer inside Kildare House runs to nearly €400,000. Photograph: Alan Betson/The  Irish Times

When a senior architect at the Office of Public Works overseeing the installation of an €808,000 printer in the Oireachtas noticed the problem with it(...)

The printer has now been installed but is not  in use due to an industrial relations stand-off between the Oireachtas and staff tasked with using the machine. Photograph: Alan Betson

The clerk of Dáil Éireann is to investigate the purchase of a €808,000 state-of-the-art printer by the Oireachtas, which had to be put into storage fo(...)

The printer has now been installed at Kildare House, but it is not currently in use due to an industrial relations stand-off between the Oireachtas and staff tasked with using the machine. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Significant” and costly structural works had to be carried out to fit a €808,000 state-of-the-art printer into the Houses of the Oireachtas offices i(...)

Soaking up the atmosphere: Mick Wallace in Brussels

Honest to God, isn’t it always the way? The one time you really need the Government jet for a very important engagement, the flippin’ thing starts ac(...)

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