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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar canvasses  Verona Murphy (centre) in Wexford town during the by-election campaign in November. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Fine Gael’s decision to deselect Verona Murphy as a general election candidate in Wexford “is looking better by the moment,” Minister for Health Simon(...)

An application with Dublin City Council proposes to demolish the Kildare Street Hotel and replace it with a five-storey block over a two-storey basement

Plans to demolish a terrace of Georgian houses on Kildare Street would “denude the character” of the street and “erode the historic building stock” of(...)

The Komori printer purchased for the Houses of the Oireachtas was too big for its designated room so remedial works had to take place. Photograph: RTÉ News.

The Clerk of Dáil Éireann has said there was a sound business case for the purchase of an €850,000 printer that would not fit into the room where it w(...)

Simon Harris: “There are still functions whereby audits can be carried out and investigations can take place, and I’m sure that will happen”

Former Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of the expenses he claimed during his time in the Dáil, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

Four new TDs take their seats in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four new TDs will enter the fold at Leinster House on Tuesday. They were elected during byelections last week. But who are they? Pádraig O(...)

Fine Gael byelection candidate Verona Murphy arrives to vote at Ramsgrange Parish Hall, Co Wexford, on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“She apologised, but there are other candidates, and one in particular, Gemma O’Doherty, who didn’t apologise and who seemed to get something of a fre(...)

Fine Gael’s Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy is pictured after being eliminated, at St Joseph’s Community Centre. Photograph: Patrick Browne

To be clear, there were only four byelections on at the weekend, but some people became confused as the Government was all over the place. On Saturda(...)

Newly-elected Fianna Fáil TD  Padraig O’Sullivan  at the Cork North Central byelection count centre. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Newly-elected Cork North Central Fianna Fáil TD Padraig O’Sullivan has taken a somewhat unpredictable path to Dáil Éireann. A native of Little Island(...)

Flawless foundation: former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The important task of stockpiling ammunition ahead of the general election is underway in earnest in the main parties. Goggle-eyed junior assistants (...)

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