Thomas Pringle

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Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd has called for a tax on vacant houses

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd has called for a tax on houses vacant for two years and more to help solve homelessness in the State. “It will be a tax on(...)

Aerial view of Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim. File photograph: Google Street View

A group of TDs has urged Northern Ireland’s Minister for Justice Claire Sugden to to improve conditions for dissident republican prisoners in Maghaber(...)

Water committee: its key test will be whether its recommendations will be in keeping with the EU  water framework directive.  Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Twenty Oireachtas members will sit on the committee examining the future of water charges. The committee, which will be chaired by Independent Senato(...)

Sinn Féin whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh who brought a proposal to Dáil business committee to allow time for statements on Castro.  Photograph: Sara Freund

The Oireachtas is to draw up a set of guidelines on whether the Dáil should set aside time for tributes to deceased world leaders, following a disput(...)

 Regina Doherty was speaking during the resumed debate on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prostitution is the exploitation of a vulnerable person, Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has said. “My brain does not even understand how someon(...)

Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Senator Frances Black, Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald, Green Party’s Catherine Martin and Fianna Fáil TD James Browne. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty

New funding of €37 million for community mental health services in the upcoming Budget is “vital” to help stop the escalating crisis in the State, an (...)

Independent TD Thomas Pringle spoke in the Dáil on Thursday afternoon to highlight the case of the families that have been asked to leave the Lynam’s Hotel by Saturday

The Government has been called on to stop the eviction of five homeless families living in emergency accommodation at a Dublin city centre hotel that(...)

Donegal TD Thomas Pringle said feral heifers on a farm in Co Monaghan shouls have been dealt with in a way that would not have been “as visible and as shocking for many people, to see soldiers through the fields shooting these cattle”.

Public safety was the primary consideration at all times when Defence Forces personnel shot five Limousin heifers on a Co Monaghan farm, according to (...)

A group named Underground Ireland organised a protest against sharp increases in the cost of motor insurance, in Dublin today. However, the turnout was low. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

In recent months the cost of motor insurance has become a serious issue particularly affecting young people and small businesses. Motor insurance ha(...)

 Independent TD Thomas Pringle

The Government’s view on neutrality has not changed following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according to Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. Her comments (...)

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