It is to be hoped that following their impassioned speeches in the Dáil last week about the cruel realities of life as gay men in Ireland that TDs Jer(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen told his audience the public is losing trust in politics.
Miriam Lord’s Week

Pylophobia: it’s everywhere these days and utterly rampant in Irish politics. Take committed pylophobe Rónán Mullen, who launched his European elec(...)

John O’Donoghue: former ceann comhairle also served as a minister in two Fianna Fáil governments. Photograph: David Sleator

Can Fianna Fáil’s John O’Donoghue be stopped by the party nationally from securing a nomination to contest the next general election in the new Kerry (...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan:  “We need new blood, but the door isn’t closed entirely.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Attempts by former senior Fianna Fáil office holders to return to elected office are expected to be firmly resisted by party headquarters.“We need can(...)

Brendan Howlin: All he is doing is trying to weed out the timewasters. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Howlin is “surprised” and “bemused” by the controversy that has blown up over his Filleting of Information Act. In Leinster House yesterday af(...)

The coffin of RTÉ’s Colm Murray is brought into  St Gabriel’s Church in Dollymount. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

They supported him through the years of his cruel illness, and yesterday morning, at St Gabriel’s Church in Dollymount, the family, friends and collea(...)

Fr Martin Sheehan distributing Communion at the annual Kilmakilloge pattern Mass. Photograph: Frank Miller

There is no sign along the twisting coast road on the northern Beara Peninsula that indicates the significance that lies in a field about half a mile (...)

Former minister for sport John O’Donoghue: proposed in 2007 to pay the GAA additional funds under the heading of ‘capital grants’. Photograph: Frank Miller

The scale of departmental opposition to the players’ grants scheme, introduced in 2008 after lobbying by the Gaelic Players Association with the suppo(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness: somewhat compromised and a little wounded politically. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

When a prominent politician is caught up in a controversy surrounding personal standards or behaviour, at a certain juncture it becomes obvious the(...)

Ian Bailey at the High Court yesterday. He has always protested his innocence and denied any involvement in the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge said there were “very disturbing” and “unusual matters” relating to the Garda investigation into the murder of Ms Sophie Tos(...)

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