Willie O Dea

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The Fine Gael intention is to link payments such as the pension to the consumer price index this year. File photograph: Getty Images

Fianna Fáil has said it will “completely” oppose an attempt by the Government to link welfare increases to inflation, in an early indication of a pote(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said that without JobPath they would not have 5.3 per cent unemployment which had dropped from 15.7 per cent Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty has accused Independent TD Mattie McGrath of “bullying” which she said she would not tolerate, during s(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea said he could ‘walk away’ from the confidence-and-supply deal if Brexit and other issues damaged faith in Government. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The confidence-and-supply deal keeping the Government in place could end if there is a Brexit deal, senior Fianna Fáil TDs have warned. Limerick TD W(...)

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher attended a defence Forces  protest outside  Leinster House on Wednesday and where he also met  some Fianna Fail   TDs. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A Fianna Fáil TD has said he is likely to vote for Sean Gallagher in the presidential election despite Micheál Martin saying his parliamentary party w(...)

Independent Alliance TDs Shane Ross and John Halligan called for an increase to the special VAT rate for hotels. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Independent Alliance has called for the special VAT rate for hotels to be increased from 9 per cent to 13.5 per cent. Minister for Tourism Shane (...)

Under proposals, councils would be given targets of how many houses they should build and the work would then be contracted on to private developers. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Fianna Fáil is to insist on the inclusion of a €100 million affordable housing scheme for first-time buyers in this year’s budget. The proposal woul(...)

Abuse survivor John Allen (left) with his application to the ECJ, fellow survivor Christopher Rainbow (right) and campaigner Mark Vincent Healy. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A group of survivors of sexual abuse in primary schools who are not eligible for the State redress scheme has sent their case to the European Court o(...)

The former Magee Barracks in Kildare town, which closed in 1998

Jersey-based property developer David Kennedy, who was behind the massive Clancy Quay development in Islandbridge, Dublin, has been refused planning p(...)

A group of abuse victims pictured outside the Dáil on Wednesday to mark a motion  on reforms to a State abuse redress scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has been defeated by 84 votes to 44 on a Dáil motion to allow victims of primary school sexual abuse to seek redress on the same basis (...)

St Vincent de Paul  said one in three calls it receives is related to food poverty. Photograph: Istock

New figures show 80,000 people in Ireland relied on food parcels last year from a fund to help Europe’s poorest families. Almost 1,000 tonnes of stap(...)

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