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The North-South Interconnector will run on 299 pylons about 50m high from a substation in Woodland, Co Meath, to Clontibret in Co Monaghan, linking the electricity networks in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been asked to intervene in a dispute between Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty and Minister for Communications Denis Naugh(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: flirted with adopting the language in a Labour motion for proposals on Garda reform. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The most benign interpretation of the Fianna Fáil manoeuvrings over Nóirín O’Sullivan’s ongoing tenure as Garda Commissioner is that Micheál Martin is(...)

Fianna Fáil is to seek a specific measure to examine the management of gardaí, and whether gardaí should be allowed to facilitate promotions from within.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is considering tabling a motion of no confidence in the management of An Garda Síochána next week. The Irish Times understands the harden(...)

Haughey family members including Seán Haughey (left) and Ciarán Haughey (right) escort the remains of Maureen Haughey at her funeral at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Maureen Haughey (91), who died on St Patrick’s Day, used to joke that her late father, former taoiseach Seán Lemass, could never pronounce the word lo(...)

Micheál Martin: “He put it in the context of if we are to get to 55 to 60 seats some people are going to bring in running mates where they didn’t before”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used the recruitment of Stephen Donnelly to warn some of his senior TDs that they need to bring in a running ma(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: There remains another transportation peak to be conquered. It’s called Bus Éireann

A full two weeks to the day since he took the south side omnibus into town, the Minister for Transport was sufficiently recovered to tell his Cabinet (...)

 Barry Cowen: Fianna Fail’s housing spokesman said the party favours rent certainty measures, linked to an average local market rental index. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has met with Minister for Housing Simon Coveney to discuss measures to deal with the rental crisis. The party has confirmed it will not s(...)

The National Union of Journalists has called on Mr Naughten to block the proposed takeover. Photograph: Fran Veale

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has two months to decide on the acquisition of a newspaper group by Independent News and Media. The propo(...)

‘Senator Michael McDowell brought   innocence and intrigue in the Seanad.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

The Leas-Chathaoirleach of the Seanad was rendered red-faced and speechless on Tuesday when Michael McDowell blew the whistle on his brazen attempt to(...)

Kevin “Boxer” Moran: groundbreaking address elicited an emotional response from the skeleton crew of TDs rostered on the late shift. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It was close to the witching hour on Tuesday night and Leinster House was quiet as a morgue. A handful of unlucky conscripts were completing their m(...)

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