David Cullinane

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Jim Breslin, secretary general of the Department of Health, said ‘very significant changes’ were needed in how we care for our most vulnerable older people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There was no discrimination against the private nursing home sector by the health service as the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, the secretary general of t(...)

Minister tells Fianna Fáil finance spokesman that intention of emergency legislation ‘was to treat all of our citizens and employees equally’. File photograph: Getty

There were sharp exchanges between Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane about women on maternity leave who are not ab(...)

Paschal Donohoe: expects national income to fall by 10.5 per cent this year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has told the Dáil he is examining the case of women on maternity leave who are not able to access the temporary w(...)

The 19-member Dáil Covid-19 committee met for the first time on Tuesday and elected Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara as chairman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The establishment of the Dáil Covid-19 committee is an important development in democratic accountability given the political vacuum that has left the(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and party TD David Cullinane. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perhaps I’ve lived a sheltered life but I’ve never heard a woman shout: “Up the Ra!” Just what possessed former Republic of Ireland international Dec(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been  clear that a third party is needed, not just Independents, to form a new government. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It has almost become a ritual at this stage: a dull paragraph landing in inboxes midweek to report the latest turn of the wheel in the slow bicycle ra(...)


What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you are engaged in the linguistic contortions Sinn Féin use to avoid calling the two political administrations on thi(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and her senior TDs say they want to build a government of the left but also want to talk to Fianna Fáil about coalition. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The warmth and colour evident as new TDs arrived in Leinster House with their families for the first day of the 33rd Dáil gave way to vitriol and bitt(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks to the media as she arrives for the reconvening of the 33rd Dáil Eireann. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When the van arrived at the prison gates in Co Roscommon it was carrying three men. One was a Sinn Féin TD at the time, Martin Ferris. They pulled up(...)

 Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe arrives for a party meeting at Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“We cannot say it publicly at this time but the only game in town for us is Fianna Fáil. ” This private assessment by a Sinn Féin TD reflects the rea(...)

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