People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett (left) and Solidarity TD Paul Murphy talk to the media on the plinth at the Dail. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

Labour finance spokeswoman Joan Burton has described Budget 2019 as one of the most nakedly political and electioneering budgets she had experienced. (...)

Leo Varadkar has said Sinn Féin was more interested in the party political advantage it could get from the housing crisis than in actually solving it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has insisted that the Government has no ideological position on housing. Repeatedly accused of leaving housing to (...)

Actor Mel Gibson. Sinn Féin arts spokesman Peadar Tóibín said Gibson’s lawyers had accused the producer of a movie part-filmed in Ireland, “of seeking to swindle Ireland’s tax authorities”. File photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Allegations by Hollywood actor Mel Gibson that a production company attempted to defraud Ireland’s tax authorities, are a matter for the Revenue Commi(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin: said the official homelessness figures published by the department were now ‘meaningless’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 1,600 people have been removed from official homeless figures since March as part of a “recategorisation” exercise, the Department of Housin(...)

Since 2016 the private rental sector’s role in social housing has increased from 74.2 per cent to 75.4 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just four per cent of new social housing provided in the first six months of this year was built by local authorities, figures just published by the D(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins  has said the confusion over US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland demonstrated the need to ‘sort out’ our relationship with the US.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said the confusion over US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland demonstrated the need to “sort out” our relationship with the US.(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents US president Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock as Melania Trump looks on during the annual Irish-US  White House meeting in March. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland in November has come “a little bit out of the blue”. Mr Trump will visi(...)

Opposition politicians have called for a proposed visit by US president Donald Trump to Ireland in October to be met with protests or even cancelled in response to his controversial policies. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

Opposition politicians have called for a proposed visit by US president Donald Trump to Ireland in November to be met with protests or even cancelled (...)

US President Donald Trump plans to visit Ireland in November. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Plans by US president Donald Trump to visit Ireland in November have been condemned by Opposition deputies who said they expected protests . Labour S(...)

Sinn Féin  confirmed in recent days it will field a candidate to challenge Michael D Higgins in the presidential election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is expected to choose a female, internal candidate to be its contender for the presidential election. The party has confirmed in recent day(...)

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