The large Komori printer, which could not be installed for 10 months, has now been put in place, but some Oireachtas staff are refusing to be trained on how to operate it until they are given a pay rise. File photograph: iStock

The Houses of the Oireachtas paid €808,000 for a state-of-the-art printer and then had to pay more than €230,000 on works to get it into a building be(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean O Fearghaíl TD, and RTE Director General RTE Dee Forbes with young people  taking  part in a one-day aYouth Assembly on Climate at Leinster House.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The exuberance and chants on the Kildare Street plinth were quickly replaced by quiet whispers once in the Dáil chamber, but young climate change acti(...)

TDs can claim travel and accommodation allowance payments if they personally attend Leinster House on at least 120 days per year. Attendance records are based on the fobbing-in system. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The houses of the Oireachtas commission, which is responsible for the administration of Leinster House, has agreed to undertake a review of how member(...)

A spokesperson for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission confirmed  correspondence relating to the issue was sent to the commission by Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The body responsible for running the Houses of the Oireachtas will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss reforms to the Dáil’s expenses system following (...)

TDs must have a minimum of 120 days’ attendance over the year to qualify for the travel and accommodation allowance. File photograph: Alan Betson

TDs could be required to use fingerprint technology to vote in the Dáil and clock in for the purposes of claiming expenses under moves being considere(...)

An analysis by RTÉ has found that several TDs record their attendance at Leinster House for expenses purposes on voting days when they do not take part in any votes.

The Dáil’s oversight body should reflect on whether a review is needed into the attendance and expenses system for TDs, the Minister for Finance Pasch(...)

Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest on the day of the Irish budget outside Leinster House. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

As gardaí lifted them from outside the gates of Leinster House on Tuesday evening, Ireland’s climate rebels sang “Gardaí, we love you, we’re doing thi(...)

Axa XL, the principal insurer for indoor climbing centres, decided not to renew its Irish business from August 1st.

Indoor climbing centres could soon cease to exist in Ireland due to insurance companies refusing to cover the sport, business owners have claimed. Th(...)

 Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey  was asked to refund  €1,977.11 following the audit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TDs and senators had to refund almost €10,000 in expenses this year after an audit found they could not provide supporting evidence to justify claimin(...)

Paul Murphy, Richard Boyd Barrett  and Bríd Smith of Solidarity/People Before Profit. Murphy has left the Socialist Party to form his own far-left party which he will launch on Monday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Here’s a heartwarming little announcement aimed at Paul Murphy – who left the Socialist Party on Thursday – which arrived too late for this week’s Soc(...)

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