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Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s twin Bills designed to tackle the housing crisis have been attracting significant amounts of attention internally in the party, at all levels. Photograph: Leon Farrell/

For many in Fianna Fáil, the issue of housing is an acid test not only for Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien – but for the party’s wider relevance,(...)

 European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic who told the European Affairs Committee that mistakes were made. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

A senior EU official has blamed “enormous pressure” to secure Covid-19 vaccines last month and “an administrative mistake” for the European Commission(...)

Vehicles leave the port of Larne, Northern Ireland,  after arriving from Scotland. Authorities in Northern Ireland have suspended post-Brexit border checks on animal products and withdrawn workers after threats against border staff. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

Political calls were made for “cool heads” and “calming language” after border checks at Larne and Belfast ports in Northern Ireland were suspended a(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan at the press briefing in Government Buildings

Hold firm and stick to the basics. That’s our Covid War version of “Keep calm and carry on”. It’s such a pity they didn’t play the theme tune from(...)

A mother hugs her child after leaving flowers at the shrine which stands on a mass burial site which was formerly part of the Bon Secours mother and baby home in Tuam. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The State did not receive “the level of workmanship” that was required from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes in its six-volu(...)

A July 2020 photograph of Defence Forces personnel training in the Glen of Immal in Wicklow. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government has defended excluding the Department of Defence from the terms of reference of the independent commission it established on the first (...)

Pat Kenny: the Newstalk presenter has sounded more engaged on air since the pandemic kicked in. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny is a smart man, but he asks some silly questions. “Are you suffering from crisis fatigue?” he inquires of listeners to Monday’s Pat Kenny Sh(...)

Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik  said there was a clear need to address the needs of undocumented children in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has agreed to work with the Labour Party to improve its citizenship Bill for undocumented children who are born and live in Ireland. T(...)

It appears Minister for Justice Helen McEntee circulated only one name for the Supreme Court post – Séamus Woulfe.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will face Dáil questions on Thursday over the appointment of Supreme Court justice Séamus Woulfe following the Gove(...)

Justice Minister Helen McEntee wrote to the Dáil’s business committee on Thursday, committing to address the other issues during time set aside for oral parliamentary questions. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee came under sustained criticism on Friday over her plan to face questions on the Seamus Woulfe affair, which the opp(...)

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