Sean O Fearghail

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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

No fireworks at the launch of the Government’s Wellbeing Framework and Big Stimulus Roadmap Package for Economic Recovery, but Leo Varadkar predicted (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin shimmies down the red carpet to deliver the good news to the nation on Friday. Handout photograph: Julien Behal Photography

It was Micheál’s shimmiest shimmy yet down the red carpet. He couldn’t wait to deliver the good news. And it was very thoughtful of the Taoiseach to(...)

These women appear to have been subject to an Upstairs, Downstairs regime in Leinster House, left without basic facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House is a big old building, and big old buildings are a devil to keep clean. The cleaners – almost all women – are on the go from the crack(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl: ‘I would certainly welcome a complaint about this response.’ Photograph: Maxwells

The Ceann Comhairle has urged a TD to make a formal complaint about a Department of Health response to her queries about the cost of blood tests, desc(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin shakes hands with Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar looks on at the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin in February, 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 20 Fianna Fáil TDs have said they would not rule out holding coalition talks with Sinn Féin after the next general election. It comes after Ta(...)

Robert Watt is moving from Merrion Street to Baggot Street to take up his new job as secretary general of the Department of Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Monopoly money is not just for Christmas, you know. So here are some sums. Cross the road outside Government Buildings on Merrion Street and turn lef(...)

The cost of the Oireachtas has come in €11 million under budget despite the Covid-related relocation to the Convention Centre

The Dáil may have extra sittings this year due to pressure for speaking time, the Ceann Comhairle has said. In a recent interview, Seán Ó Fearghaíl (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times/ File

The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Justice has said a new Bill which would change the judicial appointments process should be subject to early s(...)

Eir headquarters. Photograph: Alan Betson

Customers of the State’s biggest telecoms operator were that worn down by its dire service standards, some seemed almost nostalgic for its semi-State (...)

Mr Justice Woulfe has been at the centre of controversy over his attendance at the Oireachtas golf society dinner in Clifden in August. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has refused to bow to sustained opposition pressure that the Minister for Justice should make a statement to the Dáil on the (...)

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