The first fibre-to-the-home connections under the Government’s National Broadband Plan will be available later this year, Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has said.

The first fibre-to-the-home connections under the Government’s National Broadband Plan will be available later this year, Minister for Communications (...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae joined Sinn Féin in criticising the carbon tax rise. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Income from the carbon tax increase in the budget will be used to pay a number of social welfare provisions, Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman to(...)

Clare TD Cathal Crowe said ‘our country has one army and one army only’ during a Dáil debate.

A call has been made for the Government to consider banning the wearing of paramilitary uniforms by dissidents. Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe said: “th(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: A significant minority now favour an alternative path, and with it, an alternative leader. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Political life goes through cycles, with times of heightened drama followed by periods that are taciturn and mundane. Over four months, the negotiati(...)

Sinn Féin Louth TD Ruairí Ó Murchú said he had been shown figures indicating that all the deaths were linked to coronavirus. File photograph: Getty

Twenty-six people are believed to have died in a nursing home in Co Louth, the Dáil has been told as calls were made for an investigation into what ha(...)

Ruairí Ó Murchú. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ruairí Ó Murchú, who lives in Dundalk, Co Louth retained the Sinn Féin seat in the general election vacated with the retirement of Gerry Adams. The (...)

Ged Nash: ‘I would be burying my head in the sand if I said it has been a great weekend for the [Labour] party; it hasn’t.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour’s Ged Nash, Fine Gael’s Fergus O’Dowd and Independent Peter Fitzpatrick won the remaining three seats in Louth edging out Fianna Fáil’s Declan (...)

County councillor Ruairi Ó Murchu  and former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams canvassing   in Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin’s canvassers, lit up on a grey January afternoon in their party-branded high-vis vests, are fanning out like ground troops across the Cox’s (...)

Fergus O’Dowd, a former Fine Gael junior minister and TD since 2002, looks guaranteed to be re-elected. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Louth (five seats) Current: 2 SF, 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Ind This constituency could see the five seats shared among five parties. There is expected to be a(...)