Sean Sherlock

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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(...)

March for Climate Change: students on their way to Leinster House on March 15th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Political discourse in the State is mostly predictable but it can spring big surprises, sometimes from unexpected quarters. On March 15th, children a(...)

Participants in the march for climate change to the Dáil last Friday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) says it supports the imposition of new taxes on carbon emissions but only for big polluters in industry and agri(...)

The Dublin at Christmas Procession making its way down Grafton Street towards O’Connell Street for the official Christmas lights switch-on last November. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

An Oireachtas committee has vowed to fight “Scrooge-like” plans by Dublin City Council to cancel the traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony beca(...)

Labour justice spokesman Seán Sherlock expressed frustration at how long it took the gardaí to return an answer to his parliamentary question. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Money taken into evidence by gardaí went missing from stations on more than a dozen occasions over a three-year period.* Between January 1st, 2015, (...)

 Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí must explain why a woman who gained access to Áras an Uachtaráin and confronted the President was allowed to drive away without consequence, Fi(...)

Gardaí in front of a house in Dublin city centre where activists were removed by a private security firm on foot of a court order last week. Photograph: Jack Power

Comments by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan in support of legislation against photographing and filming gardaí have been widely criticised by op(...)

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