Sean Fleming

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Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (centre) with Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly and Ian Marshall, a unionist farmer who has been elected to the  Seanad. Photograph: @MaryLouMcDonald/PA Wire

A newly-elected Senator backed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he is willing to vote against the so-called “backstop” arrangement that would see Northe(...)

PAC  has called for a Dáil debate on how  the surplus on the wind-up of Nama should be spent. Photograph:  Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for a Dáil debate on how a projected €3 billion surplus on the wind-up of Nama should be spe(...)

Taxpayers are likely to end up paying up to €200 million to the private operator of the Limerick Tunnel due to lower-than-expected traffic flows. Photograph: Seán Curtin/Press 22

Taxpayers are likely to end up paying up to €200 million to the private operator of the Limerick Tunnel due to lower-than-expected traffic. The Dáil’(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said he does not support party leader Micheál Martin on the removal of the Eighth Amendment with access to abortion up to 12 weeks.   Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin strongly defended his decision not to inform his TDs and Senators of his support for repealing the Eighth Amendment (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward with leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators opposed to repealing the Eighth Amendment have been invited to a “coming together of like-minded people” on Tuesday. Car(...)

Apple’s €13 billion is to be transferred to an escrow account which will manage the funds pending a legal challenge to the European Commission’s 2016 ruling. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The Department of Finance is still unable to provide a clear date for when the Government will start collecting the €13 billion in illegal State aid f(...)

Seán Ashe, chief executive of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (ETB), appeared before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday

The chief executive of an education board which is being investigated following concerns over conflicts of interest has denied he is taking early reti(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten should be alarmed by recent comments by a member of the RTÉ Authority to Ivan Yates. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

RTÉ has now formally announced the “review of its provision of orchestral services” that I wrote about in this column last week. The tone of the anno(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten ruled out an increase in the TV licence earlier this year. RTÉ director general Dee Forbes previously said the price should increase from €160 to €175 and that the fee was in need of reform and modernisation. File photograph: Getty Images

The secretary-general of the Department of Communications has said the TV licence model is does not work and that he’s not sure the problem can be sol(...)

The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

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