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‘Yes Minister’ stars Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds.

John Murphy bowed out as secretary general of the Department of Jobs and Enterprise this week and he told some great yarns about his time in the Civil(...)

AAA-PBP TDs wear Repeal shirts in the Dáil.

Abortion is not a black-and- white issue, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said as the issue was raised in the Dáil in the wake of the demonstration in Dublin(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: welcomed the agreement of her Cabinet colleagues to postpone a decision on  appealing against the European Commission judgment.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin and a number of Independent TDs are seeking an early recall of the Dáil to debate the implications of the European Commission ruling on App(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with French President François Hollande at a press conference in Government Buildings  yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In the glowing dawn of the new enlightenment, there was never going to be a row over the length of the summer break. A political golden age is upon u(...)

Independent Senator Michael McDowell has expressed his opposition to the proposed introduction of financial penalties for the abuse of Oireachtas privilege. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

MARIE O’HALLORAN Independent Senator Michael McDowell has expressed his opposition to the introduction of financial penalties in the Oireachtas to “p(...)

Work on upgrading Oireachtas technology will begin when the Dáil breaks on July 21st

The Houses of the Oireachtas are to spend €700,000 improving technology in the Dáil chamber. The work includes replacing integrated microphone compon(...)

Regina Doherty told LMFM radio that until Enda Kenny clarifies the process for stepping aside as Fine Gael leader, there would be confusion. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The role of the Government chief whip has always been to protect the party leader. Their unofficial yet primary function is to collect information and(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: it is understood he intends to lead Fine Gael for a full term in office but not into the next election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A number of Fine Gael Ministers and prospective leadership candidates have declared their continued support for Taoiseach Enda Kenny as party leader. (...)

Plenty of empty seats on view in the Dáil... TDs were rebuked today by Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl after the start of Dáil business was delayed  until the 20 members required for a quorum were found. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

TDs were rebuked today by Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl after the start of Dáil business was delayed for 40 minutes until the 20 members required f(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor at the launch of Google’s new data centre in Clondalkin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Driverless cars. Have you ever wondered what it must be like to travel in one? Wonder no more, because the Taoiseach described the experience in some(...)

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