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 Sinn Féin spokesman on social protection, Aengus O’ Snodaigh TD at Leinster House

If they didn’t know it already the challenge facing the Coalition parties in next month’s European and local elections is illustrated in the la(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney he compared the situation to ’Irish citizens that are resident aboard that don’t pay tax here’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said there was “nothing surprising” about figures which show that Apple paid corporation tax to Irish au(...)

Barbara Nolan, head of the European Commission’s representation in Ireland, said it was actively supporting efforts to encourage more Irish women to become active in politics. Photograph: David Sleator.

Women for Election, a non-partisan group promoting gender equality in politics, brought i(...)

The Grid Link project, a €500 million scheme that will create a high voltage link between Leinster and Munster carried on overhead lines involving an estimated 750 pylons. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The number of submissions received by Eirgrid over its plans to install a network of large pylons across the country had run into thousands by the tim(...)

Labour and Fine Gael Ministers  receive their seals of office at Arás an Uachtaráin in March 2011. A long-time Labour councillor Seán O’Grady has quit the party and accused it of pursuing “right wing policies” in Government.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

A Kerry-based Labour councillor has resigned from the party, saying he can no longer stomach the party’s propping up of “the most right wing” Governme(...)

Nessa Childers with Labour leader Eamon Gilmore at the Ireland East count in Punchestown, Co Kildare, in June 2009.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a Sunday in early June 2009, I was chatting off-air to a leading Labour Party figure in RTÉ during European election result programmes. I wo(...)

 Nessa Childers arriving with Liz Mc Manus at the European Count East Constituency, Punchestown in 2009. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Labour MEP Nessa Childers has resigned from the Labour parliamentary party, saying she does not want to support a Government that is hurting pe(...)

An elderly man sits in front of a closed branch of Bank of Cyprus as a youth makes a transaction at an ATM in Nicosia today. Labour MEP
Nessa Childers described as a “terrible mistake” a bailout deal which includes small Cypriot depositors. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters.

GENEVIEVE CARBERY Labour MEP Nessa Childers has called for EU economics commissioner Olli Rehn to resign over the Cypriot bailout. (...)

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