Angela Kerins, chief executive of Rehab, arriving for the PAC meeting in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has issued a personal apology to former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins for the manner in which she was treated b(...)

Judicial Appointments Bill: the political incompetence on display this week means the Seanad will have to try to rectify the contradictions that have been inserted in it. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was fitting that the Dáil debate on the Judicial Appointments Bill turned into a complete farce this week when TDs voted to accept contradictory am(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘You have brought your children to a concert venue. You leave them outside as they go in to an adventure. To think some of them never came back.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The bombing attack in Manchester was a “barbaric attack on children and an assault on civilisation”, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl told the Dáil. (...)

Outgoing Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has said he is not seeking the position again. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TDs hoping to be elected to the position of ceann comhairle will begin canvassing for the position in the coming days, in advance of the first meetin(...)