Thomas Pringle

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The office of Independent TD Thomas Pringle in Killybegs, Co Donegal. Photograph: Thomas Pringle/Facebook

Killybegs in Co Donegal has been hit by flooding after heavy overnight rain and high tides. A number of premises including local Independent TD Thom(...)

Thomas Pringle: he has been a TD since 2011 when he was first elected to the three-seat Donegal South West constituency

Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle is being treated at Letterkenny hospital after becoming ill at his home in Killybegs on Saturday. He is understo(...)

Wexford TD and barrister James Browne said while judges must be experts on the law, they also needed a good temperament and an ability to weigh up individual cases.

Some of the State’s best paid lawyers would make terrible judges, Fianna Fáil Wexford TD and barrister James Browne has claimed. He said, on paper, s(...)

Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly Ms Justice Mary Laffoy at the sixth meeting of the assembly at the Grand Hotel Malahide earlier this month. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The Chief Justice has praised Ms Justice Mary Laffoy’s “immense” contribution to the law and Irish public life on the judge’s retirement from the Supr(...)

Labour movement: the Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger says Corbyn and Bernie Sanders succeeded because they toured towns and cities and addressed rallies. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

In the 1930s Éamon de Valera cruelly put down the prospects for a socialist government in Ireland by saying, “Labour must wait.” It has been a long w(...)

Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier has pledged full EU support for Ireland in the negotiations leading to the UK’s withdrawal in an address to the(...)

Thomas Pringle: “The truth of the matter is that the banks are not interested in addressing the needs of communities. They will always be driven by profit margin”

No post office will stay open unless people use it, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. “The Government has made a decision that there should be basic bank(...)

Paul Murphy: a very effective politician. Photograph: The Irish Times

We are making you an unrepeatable offer this morning. We are going to pass on some of the expertise we have gleaned on the water charges. We guarant(...)

Fine Gael Ministers Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Water charges were close to falling off the political agenda 10 days ago. Fine Gael was tweeting its delight at an agreement. Sinn Féin was claiming c(...)

The old charging regime for water will come back into force if the committee’s recommendations are not agreed and sent to the Dáil for a vote. The Government’s nine-month suspension of the water charges lapses this month

The Oireachtas committee on water charges is to hold further votes on Wednesday on a number of key recommendations amid fresh disagreement between mem(...)

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