Mullen Park estate in Maynooth, Co Kildare, where a multinational investment company has bought 115 homes. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As the Government mulls its options on restricting the bulk purchase of family homes by investment funds, Ministers and senior officials are wary of c(...)

‘Fire appliances that would not be on the roads anywhere else in Europe are used here and many of the fire appliances we are buying are second-hand,’ the Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin Fire Brigade’s fleet is “absolutely sub-standard” and constitutes a danger to the public, an Oireachtas committee has been told. People before(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: “Dublin cannot blink . . . I will tell the Taoiseach that he must stand firm in the face of British pressure.”  Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Government departments and State agencies held a briefing for hauliers on Monday on how to cope with the effects of a no-deal Brexit. It came as the(...)

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett  told the Dáil he was adopted through St Patrick’s Guild adoption society, which is at the centre of a controversy over incorrect registrations. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

People before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett has revealed he may be among those adopted whose births were incorrectly registered. “I don’t actually (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s meeting with prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban (above) on Thursday, could be viewed  as an ‘implicit endorsement’ of his policies, according to Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Getty Images

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has called for an explanation as to why a visit by the Taoiseach to the Hungarian leader Victor Orban was not reve(...)

Members of the Independent Alliance Shane Ross and Finian McGrath. The group went into conclave, conspicuously unable to agree with the Fine Gael intention to appeal the commission’s findings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number caught everyone by surprise. The announcement by the European Commission on Tuesday that Apple owes Ireland €13 billion in back taxes (plus(...)

Radical left-wing TDs in the Dail differed yesterday in their interpretation of the British referendum result, mirroring wider debates that have spru(...)

 Fianna Fáil public expenditure spokesman Dara Calleary said  budgets should in future be “regional-proofed”. Photograph: Frank Miller

“Equality budgeting,” Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said while discussing the new budgetary process at the new budget committee yesterday(...)

“Big business and wealthy people are paying less and less into the State coffers with the result that there is less to spend on public services,” said Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on Frank Flannery to answer questions arising from the Panama Papers, following publication yesterday of details about the fin(...)

Cllr Bríd Smith says her party colleague Richard Boyd Barrett did not  complicate the ideas or arguments during the RTÉ leaders’ debate. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett “absolutely” won the RTÉ leaders’ debate on Monday night his colleagues have claimed. Cllr Bríd Smith (...)

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