A woman employed as a parliamentary assistant to Independent TD Thomas Pringle has claimed she was unfairly dismissed. Joan Blackbyrne is taking a cas(...)

Annual accounts for the Dail  bar released by the Houses of the Oireachtas Service show profits increased 5 per cent in the 12 months to the end of December last.

Cheap pints and tales of political intrigue proved to be the recipe for success at the Dáil bar last year, as revenues and profits rose. Annual accoun(...)

There is broad agreement that the Seanad, currently offers a recovery ward for defeated politicians; a well-paid sinecure for some long-term, cute hoo(...)

The Government has announced proposals for Seanad reform. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has published its proposed amendment to the Constitution to abolish the Seanad.The 32nd Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Sea(...)

A new framework providing Oireachtas members powers to carry out inquiries into a host of issues of public concern has been announced by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Eric Luke.

A new framework providing Oireachtas members powers to carry out inquiries into a host of issues of public concern has been announced by Minist(...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley, and party colleague Niall Collins Fianna fail spokesperson on Justice with Gemma O’Farrell at Leinster House yesterday . Gemma’s 23-year-old brother Shane was killed by a hit and run driver in August 2011 in Monaghan and Fianna Fail have published a bill to crack down on hit and run drivers by introducing tougher penalties and extending the powers of arrest of the gardaí. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Three members of the Oireachtas who allegedly had penalty points quashed for traffic offences have been named in the Dáil. Independent TD Luke (...)

Sales of Guinness in the Dáil Bar are down by almost 20 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

The economic slump hit home for Guinness drinkers in the country’s best-known bar last year with sales of the black stuff d(...)

Labour Party TD Joanna Tuffy said the proposed Opposition Bill to provide maternity leave for TDs and Senators missed the point about the role of a TD in a democracy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has questioned the constitutionality of an Opposition Bill to provide maternity leave for TDs and Senators. (...)

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