Sean O Fearghail

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 Dr Ronan Glynn, right, gave  Nphet members a  dressing down this week over the amount of times ‘Nphet sources’ are quoted in the media. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Spare a thought for the poor members of Nphet, many plucked from the groves of Academe or harvested from the higher echelons of the HSE and Civil Serv(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe arrive at  the Convention Centre in Dublin to announce Budget 2021. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The biggest budget in the history of big budgets. Look at the size of it! The Budget Boys couldn’t resist drawing attention to this when they came t(...)

Rise TD Paul Murphy says former commissioner Phil Hogan  had to resign as a minister of state over budget leaks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Rise TD Paul Murphy has hit out at Tánaiste Leo Varadkar who he claimed broke the embargo that no budget content was to be distributed before the two (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Convention Centre Dublin: the seats are built for the comfort of theatre audiences, not for taoisigh hopping up and down to answer questions. Photograph: Maxwells

Micheál Martin prides himself on being fit as a FFlea. But he is having great difficulty managing the swing-up seats in the Convention Centre. Their (...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl spoke as the Dáil resumed at 8pm, after it adjourned some hours earlier in the afternoon. File photograph: Oireachtas TV

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl has defended his action in adjourning the Dáil “in the emergency situation that was described to me” when he was info(...)

Mattie McGrath TD outside Leinster House on Kildare Street. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More people will be allowed in the Dáil bar than the Dáil chamber under new Government guidelines it was claimed, amid growing opposition to parliamen(...)

Newly appointed Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue (L), with President Michael D Higgins and  Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Maxwells

Charles III of Carndonagh was installed at a simple ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday. There weren’t many people present and there was not (...)

Dara Calleary is the second minister for agriculture to resign since the formation of the new Government.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former minister for agriculture Dara Calleary has resigned from his position as deputy leader of Fianna Fáil following the controversy over his attend(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin arriving at the Convention Centre for a Dáil session earlier this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

TDs have been “strongly encouraged” to wear face coverings in Leinster House and the Convention Centre under new advice issued by Ceann Comhairle Seán(...)

Bosnian Muslim women pray over the caskets of 71 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, at the memorial cemetery in Potocari, near the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, on July 11th, 2017. File photograph: EPA

TDs stood in the Dáil for a minute’s silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, considered the worst atrocity in Europe since th(...)

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