Kate O Connell

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Mattie McGrath:  “I’m asking you, Taoiseach, to have some accountability for your Ministers”

Arrest Simon Harris now. Because it’s not good when the Minister for Health is running around with a delinquent crowd of human rights hooligans, and i(...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

HSE director-general Tony O’Brien must have the hide of a rhinoceros. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The turmoil in Government and the health service continued to escalate on Wednesday, with Dáil exchanges dominated by the controversy and Opposition c(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien at the  Oireachtas health committee. Image: Oireachtas TV screengrab

The director-general of the Health Service Executive, Tony O’Brien, has said he would not stand down from his role over the CervicalCheck controversy.(...)

Ian Marshall is “a certainty” to secure one of the seats, according to one Seanad source

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall is expected to win a Seanad seat when two byelections are(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left) and Labour’s Alan Kelly were among  TDs who reported receiving donations to the Standards in Public Office Commission last year. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Michael McGrath, his finance spokesman, received €1,000 each from their party last year, official records show. (...)

Members of   Oireachtas group in support of a Yes vote in the Eight Amendment Referendum. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A cross-party group has formed ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment encouraging voters to repeal Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. Forme(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Brussels on Monday following a meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

The Government is to consider including a two-third majority lock in any legislation to replace the Eighth Amendment. Tánaiste Simon Coveney is to as(...)

‘We spend €700 million on high tech drugs. We spend €1.4 billion on all other pharmaceutical products. It’s astronomical’

The “politicisation” of some very expensive drugs which may or may not work, has “led directly” to cuts in valuable community services, the Irish Coll(...)

Michael Healy Rae: the Kerry TD  lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, as well as two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than a quarter of TDs are landlords while more than a fifth list other occupations in the latest register of TDs interests, published on Wednesda(...)

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