Thomas Pringle

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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Last month’s Dáil motion of no confidence in  the Minister was defeated by the Government by 56 votes to 53. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The foundations underpinning the Fine Gael-led minority government of the 32nd Dáil were weak to begin with but have steadily been eroded in the four (...)

Vincent Deeley: ‘I do get depressed sometimes . . . but what can you do?’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Vincent Deeley (60) worked in forestry until the late 1990s when he was diagnosed with a wasting disease called Becker muscular dystrophy. He lives i(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was responding during leaders’ questions to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: AP Photo/Francisco Seco

A teenage boy whose operation for spinal surgery was cancelled at short notice will have his surgery later this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told (...)

 Paul Anthony McDermott  who died on Tuesday after a short illness. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The contribution of barrister, public commentator and author Paul Anthony McDermott to the legal system in Ireland was highlighted as the Dáil debated(...)

Minister for Housing: The Dáil vote on the motion of no confidence in him is expected at around 10pm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy seems set to survive a Dáil motion of no confidence on Tuesday evening, although a number of Independent TDs whose (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar denied there was a recruitment freeze in the HSE, as he faced criticism from TDs for overcrowding in hospitals. Photograph: Alan Betson

Medical staff recruited up to nine months ago have not been allowed to start work in the health service because of an ongoing embargo, it has been cl(...)

Politicians made tributes in the Dáil today to broadcaster Gay Byrne, who has died aged 85. Photograph: David Sleator

Tributes were paid in the Dáil today to broadcaster Gay Byrne, who was described as Ireland’s “original citizens’ assembly”, a change maker, national (...)

‘Just one more thing, ma’am . . .’ If the Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy's hunch is right, then ‘Fobgate’ could put the War of the Buttons into the ha’penny place. Photograph: John Ohle for The Irish Times

We don’t wish to alarm anyone, but Votegate may be only the tip of the iceberg. As the War of the Buttons simmers along gently, awaiting the results (...)

 Pearse Doherty: he  said the budget  failed to ease the pressure on workers and families

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the budget failed to ease the pressure on workers and families. Instead, he said, the budget favoured(...)

Joan  Burton TD said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe repeatedly referred to the budget being a Brexit budget, but he “decided to leave the most vulnerable people out of the Brexit considerations”. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Government has shown an “unbelievable error of judgment” by excluding from a no-deal budget those most vulnerable to a hard Brexit, Labour finance(...)

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