Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said broadband was “as important as water and electricity” in rural Ireland”, and called for the Dáil to be recalled. Photograph: Getty Images

Taxpayers could face a bill of €1 billion to complete the National Broadband Plan, according to industry sources close to the scheme. Initial reports(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell is seeking a nomination. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael councillors may be only allowed to facilitate “truly Independent” presidential candidates to challenge Michael D Higgins, and not ones who a(...)

President Michael D Higgins meeting with Deena Cotter from Dún Laoghaire  during the afternoon tea party in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has raised the prospect of allowing Fine Gael councillors support the entry into the presidential election campaign of potentia(...)

A 2 per cent levy is to be added to insurance policies to provide funds for use in the event of insurance company collapses.

A 2 per cent levy is to be added to insurance policies to provide funds for use in the event of insurance company collapses. The Insurance (Amendmen(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated his party is willing to erect posters and use party literature to support Mr Higgins. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael will actively canvass for the re-election of President Michael D Higgins and may use party resources to assist his campaign for a second ter(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: he has finally declared his hand, and says  he wants a second seven-year term in Áras an Uachtaráin

Those seeking to challenge Michael D Higgins for the presidency may be dependent on the rebelliousness of strangers. To the surprise of no one, Higgi(...)

President Michael D Higgins has confirmed he is to offer himself for a second seven-year term in Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Independent members of the Oireachtas are attempting to harness support from members of the Dáil, Seanad and county councils as they seek to field a p(...)

President Michael D Higgins: he already has the support of the Labour Party and Fianna Fáil. Fine Gael is also expected to support him

Independent Oireachtas members seeking to stand against Michael D Higgins for the presidency may decide to allow just one of their number secure a nom(...)

Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

 An Irish Times sports article last year reported 21 senior Roscommon football players were playing at home but living in Dublin. Photograph:   Bryan Keane/Inpho

What if I never live in Roscommon again? What if I have kids who support Dublin in the football championship? What if I have to vote for TDs who aren’(...)

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