Thomas Pringle

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Oireachtas committee will meet again today and will commit to holding a referendum enshrining public ownership of Irish Water in the Constitution

Homeowners found to be using exessive quanties of water would be given six months to sort out the problem before facing penalties under new proposals.(...)

Prize winner: John Gibbons’s daughter as a four-year-old, with her 2007 Texaco entry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The global movement to delegitimise fossil fuels received a boost in recent days with the passage through Dáil Éireann of the Fossil Fuel Divestment B(...)

Queuing for a viewing. Fianna Fáil TDs said landlords had exposed loopholes in legislation and Mr Coveney needed to act immediately. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil has called for the Competition Authority to investigate a group of landlords who are threatening to bring in a number of new charges for t(...)

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd has called for a tax on vacant houses

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd has called for a tax on houses vacant for two years and more to help solve homelessness in the State. “It will be a tax on(...)

Aerial view of Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim. File photograph: Google Street View

A group of TDs has urged Northern Ireland’s Minister for Justice Claire Sugden to to improve conditions for dissident republican prisoners in Maghaber(...)

Water committee: its key test will be whether its recommendations will be in keeping with the EU  water framework directive.  Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Twenty Oireachtas members will sit on the committee examining the future of water charges. The committee, which will be chaired by Independent Senato(...)

Sinn Féin whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh who brought a proposal to Dáil business committee to allow time for statements on Castro.  Photograph: Sara Freund

The Oireachtas is to draw up a set of guidelines on whether the Dáil should set aside time for tributes to deceased world leaders, following a disput(...)

 Regina Doherty was speaking during the resumed debate on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prostitution is the exploitation of a vulnerable person, Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has said. “My brain does not even understand how someon(...)

Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Senator Frances Black, Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald, Green Party’s Catherine Martin and Fianna Fáil TD James Browne. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty

New funding of €37 million for community mental health services in the upcoming Budget is “vital” to help stop the escalating crisis in the State, an (...)

Independent TD Thomas Pringle spoke in the Dáil on Thursday afternoon to highlight the case of the families that have been asked to leave the Lynam’s Hotel by Saturday

The Government has been called on to stop the eviction of five homeless families living in emergency accommodation at a Dublin city centre hotel that(...)

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