Thomas Pringle

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Thomas Pringle said the introduction of a ‘tout line, rat line’ is ‘crazy’ and ‘will do nothing but set back the response in the county’. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Donegal TD has accused gardaí of introducing a “rat line” for the public to “tout on neighbours” who breach Covid-19 restrictions in Co Donegal, whi(...)

Speaking in the Dáil on the landmark Climate Bill, Barry Cowen hit out at the ‘slow snail’s pace and lack of progress to date’ which he said was a ‘far cry’ from where he expected it to be in relation to the midlands. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Fianna Fáil backbencher has launched a scathing attack on the Government’s “lack of progress” in making a just transition to a low-carbon economy. (...)

The Land Development Agency will undertake strategic land assembly. File photograph: Getty

There are more bankers on the board of the Land Development Agency (LDA) than there are women, the Dáil has been told. Green Party finance spokeswoma(...)

Noah Donohoe’s disappearance prompted a big search operation, with hundreds of people from across Belfast involved. File photograph: PSNI/PA

A call has been made for the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs to intervene and ensure the Police Service of Northern Ireland will (...)

Labour TD Duncan Smith:  ‘I’m not going to be lectured on understanding workers.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The act is down to a fine art and people are well used to it by now. It’s easy to anticipate the lines. Nobody really reacts anymore. “Usually, what(...)

There is confusion among Garda management about how the new fine system will be enforced. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Gardaí now have the power to fine people travelling into the Republic from Northern Ireland in breach of Covid-19 travel rules. People travelling to (...)

Donegal TD Thomas Pringle: ‘People always ask me when I do Leader’s Questions: what do I think of the responses? And I say I never listen to the responses because they mean nothing.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The next time Thomas Pringle gets his turn at Leaders’ Questions, the best thing Micheál Martin can do is respond with a nice chorus of De Banks, or b(...)

Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue said the quota loss for other member states was “considerably less” than that faced by Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson

EU member states have not “adequately respected” the principle of burdensharing in the loss of fish quotas post-Brexit and Ireland has been disproport(...)

Ireland is moving into “dangerous territory” as a swell in delivery services during the pandemic gifts unprecedented access to alcohol for underage drinkers, campaigners have warned. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Ireland is moving into “dangerous territory” as a swell in delivery services during the pandemic gifts unprecedented access to alcohol for underage dr(...)

Dr Paul Armstrong at the Lifford Bridge beside his practice in Lifford, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

To understand Donegal’s Covid-19 quandary one must stand on a bridge over the Foyle separating two towns. On a November day, Strabane, the town to the(...)

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