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Micheál Martin: Some unhappy senior Fianna Fáil TDs  have urged the party leadership  to go for an early election. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Increasing Fianna Fáil frustration over Opposition proposals not being taken seriously by Government risks undermining the stability of the minority a(...)

IFA members in Dublin calling for an urgent aid package for grain farmers affected by dire weather. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government suffered an embarrassing defeat in a Dáil vote on an Opposition motion calling for a compensation fund to be established for tillage fa(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl  cast his vote for the Fine Gael/Independent Alliance minority coalition, ensuring victory. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl saved the Government from an embarrassing defeat with his casting vote on the Anti-Evictions Bill. The Government an(...)

The OPW considered moving the Seanad to, among other venues, Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Office of Public Works (OPW) contemplated moving the Seanad to the Mansion House, Trinity College and the RDS before opting to go next door to th(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell: Committee on Procedure and Privileges will  consider if his intervention breached  rules of the House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Complaints about Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell breaching parliamentary privilege when he made allegations about two Sinn Féin TDs are to be considered by (...)

Enda Kenny with Gerry Adams at the switching on of Christmas lights at Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sought to put further pressure on Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams by urging him to reveal the name of the man who drove the s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny singing with Catherine Martin of the Green Party at the switching on of Christmas tree lights in Leinster House. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“They’re getting great mileage out of those balls,” remarked a Leinster House staffer as the main players gathered for their big moment. Seven men in(...)

Gena Heraty and Maeve Bracken, who work at an orphanage in Haiti: Ms Heraty will receive an award this week from Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Mayo woman Gena Heraty (45) is to receive the Oireachtas Human Dignity Award from Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl at a ceremony in Leinster House on (...)

 Ibrahim Halawa’s trial in Egypt has been postponed 16 times. The next hearing is scheduled for December 13th - Mr Halawa’s 21st birthday.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl is to lead a delegation of TDs to Egypt to visit imprisoned Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa. Following contacts with Egyp(...)

Sinn Féin whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh who brought a proposal to Dáil business committee to allow time for statements on Castro.  Photograph: Sara Freund

The Oireachtas is to draw up a set of guidelines on whether the Dáil should set aside time for tributes to deceased world leaders, following a disput(...)

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