Sean Sherlock

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 The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/ PA Wire

The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. A scheme to offer chil(...)

Alan Kelly expressed a view that was in line with the ‘thrust’ of the general attitude of the meeting, according to a source. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A private meeting of Labour TDs has reiterated the party’s position that it should go into opposition rather than enter government. The six party TDs(...)

Sean Sherlock: In the last Dáil, as spokesman on children and youth affairs he contributed frequently on the Scouting Ireland abuse controversy, on childcare costs and provision, and on insurance for creches. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

In 2016 Seán Sherlock (47) was one of only seven out of 37 TDs elected in 2011 to survive the battering Labour got after its coalition with Fine Gael.(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pat Buckley topped the poll in Cork East

The last three seats in Cork East were decided on count eight when Sean Sherlock (Lab) reached the quota and Fine Gael junior minister David Stanton a(...)

Séan Sherlock survived the battering suffered by Labour to retain his seat in the last election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cork East (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Lab, 1 SF Cork East may in theory be an open four-seat constituency but in practice tends to be a some(...)

While the defeats are an embarrassment for the Government it is not obliged to act on the result of the measures introduced by Opposition parties.

The Government has suffered three defeats in the last votes of the year in the Dáil on a smoky coal ban, pension protection legislation and pay restor(...)

The Government has been subject to sustained criticism over its failure to introduce a nationwide ban on smoky coal. File photograph: Getty

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has advised the Government against introducing a contentious nationwide ban on smoky coal alone. The Government has be(...)

Enda Kenny speaking at the official opening of Facebook offices in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Enda Kenny assured Facebook’s second in command, Sheryl Sandberg, in 2012 that the government would comply with EU copyright rules in “a minimalist ma(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: his judgment has been questioned over his remaining in a PSNI vehicle after crossing the Border from the North. Photograph: Tom Honan

PSNI officers have been allowed carry firearms in the Republic since 2013, the Department of Justice has said. The department was responding to queri(...)

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