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Green TD Joe O’Brien: There are people in the House who have used racism to get into the Dáil. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some TDs have used racism to get elected to the Dáil and “that needs to be called out”, Green Party TD Joe O’Brien has said. During a Dáil debate on (...)

So-called baby rooms are often uneconomical to run because of the carer-child ratios required for the care of very young children. Photograph: iStock

A group of 20 TDs have called on the Government to extend maternity leave benefits for women who were on maternity leave at the height of lockdown mea(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks during a a vist to a Covid-19 community assessment hub at Dublin City University. Photograph:  handout/Irish government/AFP via Getty images)

Predictive assessment “raises all sorts of difficulties” for Leaving Certificate students, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned. He said some students a(...)

Thomas Pringle. Photograph: Collins Courts

A strongly left-wing politician who was prominent in the Donegal campaign to Repeal the 8th amendment in 2018, Thomas Pringle (53) is a popular Indepe(...)

The veteran Fianna Fáil politician, Pat the Cope Gallagher, has lost his seat in Donegal after more than four decades as an elected representative in the county. Photograph: The Irish Times

As in Donegal as in the rest of the country it was Sinn Féin’s election, with its two candidates, Pearse Doherty and Pádraig MacLochlainn taking a who(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty: he may receive a quota and a half in Donegal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A new poll has found Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn may dislodge Independent TD Thomas Pringle or a Fianna Fáil Deputy to win a second seat f(...)

Where Peter Casey wins his vote and who he takes votes from, could be a factor in the final outcome. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Donegal (five seats) Current: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF, 1 Ind Donegal is a five-seat constituency where Sinn Féin could make a gain. But it is also a const(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Last month’s Dáil motion of no confidence in  the Minister was defeated by the Government by 56 votes to 53. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The foundations underpinning the Fine Gael-led minority government of the 32nd Dáil were weak to begin with but have steadily been eroded in the four (...)

Vincent Deeley: ‘I do get depressed sometimes . . . but what can you do?’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Vincent Deeley (60) worked in forestry until the late 1990s when he was diagnosed with a wasting disease called Becker muscular dystrophy. He lives i(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was responding during leaders’ questions to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: AP Photo/Francisco Seco

A teenage boy whose operation for spinal surgery was cancelled at short notice will have his surgery later this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told (...)

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