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People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith raised the issue of Ibrahim Halawa whose trial in Egypt was suspended on Wednesday for the 20th time. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Dáil was suspended for 10 minutes in a row over Ibrahim Halawa. Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl adjourned proceedings after People Before Profi(...)

Haughey family members including Seán Haughey (left) and Ciarán Haughey (right) escort the remains of Maureen Haughey at her funeral at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Maureen Haughey (91), who died on St Patrick’s Day, used to joke that her late father, former taoiseach Seán Lemass, could never pronounce the word lo(...)

 Nicole Joyce (13)  from Kells and Hannah McGinley and her daughter Ciosa McGinley from Galway  at Buswells Hotel watching the Dáil debate on recognition of Traveller ethnicity. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny got a rare standing ovation in the Dáil on Wednesday night as he uttered words many of those attending had been waiting more than(...)

Brendan Howlin:  The Labour leader wondered if it might not be a good idea for Nóirín O’Sullivan  to step aside or “be placed on administrative leave” for the duration of Mr Justice Peter Charleton’s investigation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s difficult to get attention when you’re only small. Toddlers are hard-wired to overcome this. They know how to throw a tantrum. Politicians fro(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan:  said “the security forces here would be very concerned about agents from another country operating in this jurisdiction”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will next week discuss the operation of undercover British police officers in the Republic with Northern(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin said it was troubling that the Garda Commissioner remained on active duty. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reiterated his support for Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan as claims were made in the Dáil that she was directly involv(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan contacted journalists to make allegations of “sexual crimes” against Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe,(...)

Micheál Martin: “He put it in the context of if we are to get to 55 to 60 seats some people are going to bring in running mates where they didn’t before”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used the recruitment of Stephen Donnelly to warn some of his senior TDs that they need to bring in a running ma(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has told an Irish delegation he is still on hunger strike.

A decision by the Government to recognise the state of Palestine would boost Ireland’s campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, the(...)

The former leader of the UK Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said ‘the UK has serious obligations to our nearest and dearest neighbour’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

British prime minister Theresa May declining to visit the Dáil shows her “completely wrong list of priorities”, former deputy prime minister Nick Cleg(...)

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