President Michael D Higgins hosted  an event for parliamentarians from both Houses of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly today. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has praised politicians for having the “courage” to continue in their profession in the face of mounting cynicism.Hosting (...)

Independent TD Clare Daly’s staff used some 500 pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes to canvass for candidates she supported in the local elections

The Dáil’s ethics committee has decided not to pursue any action against Independent TD Clare Daly for using some 500 pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes t(...)

Government Buildings, home to the Department of the Taoiseach. About €9,000 has been spent on taxis by the department so far this year.

The Department of the Taoiseach has paid nearly €25,000 to the Revenue Commissioners as part of a voluntary settlement. Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the (...)

The Houses of the Oireachtas have been named by the Revenue Commissioners on a list of tax defaulters for under-declaring liabilities of over a quarte(...)

Labour TD for Cork South Central Ciarán Lynch is widely held to be the favourite to take charge of the Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crash.

Work is under way to quickly establish an Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crash following the conclusion of the Anglo trial, but public hea(...)

Ivor Callely outside the Four Courts yesterday after hearing the judgment in the Supreme Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Some four years after it was disclosed Dublin-based Fianna Fáil senator Ivor Callely was claiming travel and overnight expenses from his holida(...)

Public opposition to the Government’s plan to merge the office of An Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish Language Commissioner) with that of the Ombudsma(...)

Paul Kehoe: announced an “A” list of priority legislation, which included a record 42 Bills. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two months after the Government announced its ambitious legislative programme, not one of the 42 Bills promised before (...)

 Micheál Martin:  “It goes to the heart of how a system and a Government treats whistleblowers. The Minister is very culpable with regard to the remarks he made on the floor of this House.”

Garda whistleblowers were isolated, undermined and denied access to records, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Marti(...)

Newly appointed Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill (left) at an event in Áras an Uachtaráin last week to honour former Coimisinéir, Seán Ó Cuirreáin (right). Mr Ó Domhnaill  today thanked his predecessor, saying he has been “a great source of encouragement”.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins today appointed former TG4 journalist Rónán Ó Domhnaill as the new Coimisinéir Teanga. Mr Ó Domhnaill (38) w(...)

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