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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(...)

Senator David Norris on Budget 2017: “I think it is a complete and utter waste of time. It has been leaked for weeks.”

David Norris spoke for many on Tuesday afternoon after Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe performed the traditional reading of the budget leaks into t(...)

The funeral of Fr Eoghan Haughey, brother of the late former taoiseach Charles Haughey took place at Mary Immaculate Church on Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore on Monday.  Former taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern (right),   Maureen Haughey (the wife of Charles Haughey) and Seán Haughey TD were among those in attendance. Photograph:  Tom Honan.

Fr Eoghan Haughey wore his association with his famous brother Charles, the late taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader, lightly, his funeral mass was told.(...)

Ensuring the budget has a Fianna Fáil stamp: Party spokesmen on public expenditure and finance Dara Calleary and Michael McGrath. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For Fianna Fáil, Tuesday’s budget will almost be like a moment of collision with Fine Gael: the closest it will come to its main opponent before it re(...)

The European Commission has been criticised for an apparent U-turn on plans to scrap roaming charges across the EU. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The European Commission has been accused of bowing to the will of telecoms companies and rowing back on plans to scrap roaming charges across the EU a(...)

 Beckman Coulter is seeking to increase its workforce at its Clare plant.

US bio-medical firm Beckman Coulter has lodged plans to accommodate an additional 105 staff at its Co Clare plant. The facility is located in a rura(...)

An Olympic fan shows off their tickets at the Rio Olympic Arena at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

There are significant issues that the Attorney General and Minister for Sport will have to address over the Olympic Council of Ireland, Fianna Fáil sp(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross, pictured above watching boxer Michael Conlan fighting at the Olympics on Tuesday,  is to return to Dublin immediately to consult with his department on how to proceed with an investigation into the Olympic ticket controversy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO.

Minister for Sport Shane Ross is to return to Dublin immediately to consult with his department on how to proceed with an investigation into the Olymp(...)

 Attorney General Máire Whelan:  Minister for Sport Shane Ross  said on Monday that he would consult  Ms Whelan after the OCI refused his request to allow an independent person join its investigation into Ireland’s Olympic ticketing controversy. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has moved to dampen expectations of an independent inquiry being established into the ticket touting controversy. Minister for Sport (...)

An Olympics fan shows off their tickets  at the Rio Olympic Arena at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Minister for Sport Shane Ross is coming under increasing political pressure to establish an independent inquiry into the Olympics tickets controversy.(...)

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