Alan Farrell

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Minister for Children Dr James Reilly has become the latest high -profile member of the outgoing administration to lose his seat. Dr Reilly was elim(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at Heuston station: “They gathered up all the shiny things they gave the country over the last four years and made a big deal of handing them over again.” Photograph: The Irish Times

“Bing Bong! We are now approaching Heuston station. Will politicians at the rear of the platform please move forward to the microphones in order to al(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s €134,000 a year pension will increase by €2,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A group of Fine Gael TDs have raised concerns about increases in ministerial pensions which will be given to former office holders such as ex -taois(...)

“I couldn’t help thinking there had to be a better way of providing this training,” says Alan Farrell, Quickstep Consulting

With more than 20 years experience in the funds management industry, accountant Alan Farrell set up Quickstep Consulting in 2005 to provide bespoke t(...)

Joan Burton TD, MEP candidate Lorraine Higgins,  Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, Emer Costello MEP and Phil Prendergast MEP at the launch of the Labour European and local election manifestos at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland South MEP Phil Prendergast has said she stands by her calls for Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to resign as Labour leader, but says she will not work (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen: subject of interview on TG4 to be broadcast next week. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

  Former Fianna Fáil leader Brian Cowen has indicated for the first time that he did not necessarily want to become taoiseach. Mr C(...)

Fine Gael TD  Olivia Mitchell: “I would most certain
ly urge caution until we have a clear and coherent overall vision of where we are going.”    Photograph: Eric Luke

A Government backbencher has expressed reservations about the abolition of the Seanad during a debate on legislation to allow for a referendum.Olivia (...)

Dr James Reilly:  welcomed the announcement and was relieved the plant would not be in the part of north Dublin that produces vegetables for much of the country, nor in the city.

North Dublin-based Government and opposition politicians have expressed dismay at the decision by Fingal County Council to build a €500 million region(...)

Brian Walsh TD: has indicated he will break with Fine Gael over abortion

The first Fine Gael Deputy to indicate publicly he will not support the Government’s proposed abortion legislation has said he(...)

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