Michael D Arcy

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Michael D’Arcy on exiting the Seanad: ’If I had my time back, I probably would have done it differently.’ Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

As a junior minister in the last Government, Michael D’Arcy fell into a certain pecking order getting support for his legislative ideas. His exit, how(...)

Brian Hayes, CEO Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, who says he agreed with the changes being made to th Lobbying Act. File photograph: Alan Betson

Former politician Brian Hayes, now the chief executive of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI), has said the strengthening of the law(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: he said  he was “not happy” with people taking up jobs in areas where they previously had a political role. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Political Reporter Ex-ministers and high-ranking officials will face tougher sanctions for breaching lobbying rules once they leave office under plans(...)

The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

There are more than 1,200 community employment scheme supervisors who oversee about 900 State-funded services ranging from childcare to meals on wheels. File image: by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The Government is set to table new proposals to resolve a long -running dispute over access to pensions for hundreds of community employment scheme su(...)

In 2008 the Labour Court recommended that the State should put in place arrangements to give community employment scheme supervisors, who are not considered to be public service personnel, access to an occupational pension scheme. File photograph: iStock

Community employment scheme supervisors are to ballot for strike action if the Government does not table proposals by the end of next week to deal wit(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu:   running in the Seanad byelections as an Independent  despite the Green Party voting not to nominate a candidate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has declined to say if Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu can remain as chairwoman of the party following her decision to run i(...)

John Corrigan has been chairman of the IAIM since December 2016, the year after he became Davy chairman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

John Corrigan, chairman of Davy, is stepping down as chairman of the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM) in a move the body says is n(...)

The Government’s parliamentary parties are expected to agree a single Coalition nomination for each Seanad byelection. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Independent Group of Senators has moved the writ for the Seanad byelection to fill a vacancy following the resignation of former Fine Gael senator(...)

 Chairman of Fine Gael parliamentary party Richard Bruton: "I think people did perceive the party as not being ‘on your side’ and that is one of the most difficult challenges if a party comes to be perceived as being sort of detached."  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fine Gael was seen as detached and not on the side of the public in this year’s general election, according to the blunt finding of an internal party (...)

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