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The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins: “We need a massive programme of public home building – social and affordable.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Homeless families were moved out of hotels on St Patrick’s Day because of increased prices due to the national feast day, Socialist Party TD Joe Higgi(...)

Tommy Broughan: said he welcomed the document and was considering it

A group of left-leaning Independent TDs are to meet next week to discuss the possible establishment of a loose alliance after they consider a draft ch(...)

 Michael McNamara, Andrew Doyle  (Chair) and Éamon Ó Cuív of the Joint Sub-committee on Fisheries launching their report on Inis Oírr off the Co Galway Coast. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Residents on the Aran Island of Inis Oírr have questioned how the proposed fish farm for Galway Bay could have survived the recent hurricane force win(...)

An Employment Appeals Tribunal has labelled employee arrangements for personal assistants in the Houses of the Oireachtas as “bizarre” and “difficult”(...)

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(...)

Retailers are supporting calls for the restoration of the Christmas bonus to social welfare recipients

Retailers are supporting calls for the restoration of the Christmas bonus to social welfare recipients. A number of TDs and non-governmental organisat(...)

“Few TDs are perceived to be more holier-than-thou than Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish psyche can be a hard thing to fathom at the best of times. A politician might be up to all kind of things but will only be utterly condemned(...)

The group is understood to include former Labour junior minister Róisín Shortall (above), as well as Independents John Halligan (Waterford), Thomas Pringle (Donegal South-West) and Catherine Murphy (Kildare North)

A number of Independent TDs, including Labour rebels, have held discussions about organising an umbrella group of left-wing candidates to run in next (...)

 Catherine Murphy: said there was  “common ground” between them on the budget but they were not forming a new alliance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A group of Independent TDs has called for next week’s budget to introduce a wealth tax and a 48 per cent tax rate when salaries go above €100,000. (...)

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