Ronan Mullen

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Appointing barrister Marie O’Shea without an e-tender process undermines and corrodes the democratic process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The lack of both transparency and fairness in the short-lived attempted appointment of Katherine Zappone has guaranteed that even if Simon Coveney wer(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald delivers a speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin in October. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

So say all of us soundbite of the year Senator David Norris for this simple truth: “The trouble with Covid is it would bore the knickers off a saint.(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Timmy Dooley. Photograph: James Forde

Here’s your hat and don’t let the votegate hit you on the way out. That was the verdict of voters in Clare in 2020 when Fianna Fáíl’s Timmy Dooley fa(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly told the Seanad on Friday ‘we don’t know how bad it’s going to get’. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Department of Health is making preparations to build up surge ICU capacity in the hospital system because of the “roaring” growth in cases of Covi(...)

Michael Halford: “I am disappointed and upset that the reputation and good name of Irish horse racing, and its world renowned trainers, is being maligned in this way.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers has comprehensively disassociated itself with Jim Bolger’s claims in relation to doping and integri(...)

The IHRB vet said allegations of doping from people would be treated in confidence. File photograph: Damien Eagers

The horse racing regulator’s chief veterinary officer has denied that people such as trainer Jim Bolger who make claims of doping are a “thorn in our (...)

Mary Lou McDonald in Belfast recently. Photograph: Sinn Fein/PA Wire

The politics of condemnation came in from the cold for Sinn Féin this week. Or did it? Decades after adopting this clever phrase as cover for its un(...)

Mr Ryan warned that on the south side of Dublin city wind farms will be a contentious issue as they ‘come into Dublin Bay and all along the east coast’. File photograph: Getty

Nuclear power should be considered as an energy option because the climate crisis is so severe, Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan has said. He t(...)

The Seanad has backed the continuing existence of the non-jury Special Criminal Court for another year as well as provisions to tackle organised crime(...)

Fine Gael Senator Mary Seery Kearney.  File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Government has given a commitment to introduce statutory bereavement leave for women experiencing early miscarriage and for couples seeking IVF tr(...)

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