John Lahart

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“Pedestrians should be held to the same road safety standards as drivers, who after all are paying the price on their motor insurance premium for these kinds of accidents.” File photograph: Getty Images

Distracted walking in Dublin must be stamped out to stop people being hit by cars and bicycles or walking into rubbish bins, a Fianna Fáil TD has said(...)

The Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has been accused  of using the issue of high-rise as a “smokescreen for inaction”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government must help developers who want to build high-rise apartment blocks in Dublin to get access to finance and make the construction of such (...)

Fianna Fail TD John Lahart said the global economy relies on measuring instruments and weights such as petrol pumps and taximeters “and we need to know they can be trusted”.

Ireland has belatedly begun the process of harmonising its regulations with those of EU member states on the science of metrology, better known as mea(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with his constituency colleague and Fine Gael leadership contestant Simon Coveney in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

Over the next year, politics will witness a generational change, not only in Fine Gael but also in Sinn Féin where Gerry Adams will finally stand down(...)

On the first day of the Garda campaign against illegal use of disability parking permits 11 were reported to have been seized. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has expressed his support for a Garda campaign to crack down on the fraudulent use of parking spaces for people with(...)

A demonstrator at a anti-water charges protest last year. Paul Murphy TD said: ‘We have enough evidence to decide to get rid of water charges once and for all.’ Photograph: Caroline Quinn/AFP/Getty Images

A move to allow the special Oireachtas committee on water four extra weeks to resolve a row over charges has been accepted in the Dáil by 90 votes to (...)

Alan Kelly wrote to Owen Keegan last April and told him ‘I did not believe the economies the city management said existed’.

Former minister Alan Kelly has claimed the plan to amalgamate the ambulance service of Dublin Fire Brigade with the national ambulance service is an “(...)

Antoinette Keegan (right) who survived the Stardust fire, and her mother Christine (left). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The families of the Stardust disaster need an inquiry to bring closure and justice, according to a survivor of the fire. Forty-eight people died in a(...)

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(...)

Chaired by former Labour Relations chair Kevin Duffy, the commission recommends normal water usage should be paid through general taxation, with a charge for ’wasteful’ usage. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Fianna Fáil is to consider merging the property tax and water charges in a potential compromise. The Irish Times has learned party leader Micheál Mar(...)

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