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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. (...)

The Citizens’ Assembly recommended that abortion should be permitted in the State in a wide range of circumstances. File photographs: The Irish Times

Members of the Oireachtas committee on abortion will be not allowed to rotate their positions with other party members. The names of the members of t(...)

European Commission chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has arrived in Dublin. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will assure members of the Oireachtas on Thursday he is “100 per cent aware” of Irela(...)

Under proposals agreed by the business committee, the traditional Dáil prayer will continue to be said both in Irish and English, while a period of 30 seconds for silent reflection will also be introduced. File photograph: Alan Betson

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has described as “an insult” a proposal for the Dáil to debate at 10pm on Tuesday, new arrangements for the Dáil prayer. (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, pictured here with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, will on Tuesday bring to Cabinet proposed draft terms of reference for the examination of the force. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called on Fianna Fáil to amend its Dáil motion to express no confidence in Garda management. Fianna Fáil had tabled (...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is facing a number of motions of confidence on the Dáil over the coming weeks. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Ceann Comhairle Sean O’Fearghaíl has described the Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan as brave, courageous and “a very fine member of the force”. S(...)

President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed, said  the “Oireachtas should realise that we were in 21st century now and re-evaluate the matrix of opening prayers by revising the standing orders of Dáil and Seanad”.

The Dáil and Seanad have rejected requests that a Hindu prayer be read at the opening session of debate in each chamber. Expressing his disappointme(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl is understood to want a stricter enforcement of the rules. Picture Nick Bradshaw

A prayer should continue to be said at the beginning of business in the Dáil and Seanad, the Oireachtas Committee on Procedures and Privileges has de(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan pictured at Garda Head Quarters, Phoenix Park in 2015. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was sharply criticised in the Dáil on Tuesday and accused of “evasion” in a heated row over her responsibility to answer q(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó’Fearghaíl  said he understood people may be concerned about the potential for a situation here similar to what occurred in London this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Security arrangements at Leinster House are to be enhanced later this year, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó’Fearghaíl has said. Under the new procedures, ever(...)

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