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TDs sit two metres apart at an emergency Dáil sitting  as new legislation is passed in response to the spread of Covid-19. Image: Oireachtas TV.

The leadership the Oireachtas gives in encouraging people to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic will determine whether Covid-19 “kills(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives at Aras An Uachtarain to tender his resignation to President Michael D Higgins. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar travelled to Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday night to resign following an inconclusive series of Dáil votes to select the next t(...)

Independent TD Denis Naughten has formally submitted his nomination papers before the 6pm deadline. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two candidates will contest the position of Ceann Comhairle when the Dáil resumes on Thursday. When nominations closed at 6pm it was confirmed that i(...)

Dr Cathal O’Connor: ‘About 70 per cent of people will develop a skin cancer in Ireland by the time they’re 70.’

Dermatologists who provide outreach clinics for public patients in rural locations have cut carbon emissions by 52 tonnes, the equivalent of 25 round(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD  addressing the Institute of International & European Affairs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Good morning. So the final week of the campaign is upon us. Five final frantic days of campaign before polling day on Saturday begin this morning. (...)

 Fianna Fáil Senator Dr Keith Swanick. Photograph: Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil Senator Keith Swanick has announced he will not seek re-election to the Seanad. The Co Mayo-based GP said he wanted to “spend more qualit(...)

Former RTÉ journalist Valerie Cox announced her decision to run just a day before the close of nominations at noon on Wednesday.

Former RTÉ broadcaster Valerie Cox is to run for the Dáil in the Wicklow constituency as an Independent, campaigning for older people. In a surprise (...)

Fergus O’Dowd TD with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Justice Charles Flanagan  in Drogheda on Friday/ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Crime continued to dominate the election campaign on Saturday as party leaders campaigned around the country. In Cork Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Mar(...)

 Joe O’Brien votes at Skerries Community Centre in the Dublin Fingal byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calm, reserved, hardworking, very thorough and “not a man to pick up a megaphone” to deal with a challenge is how a colleague describes newly elected (...)

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