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Simon Coveney’s remarks about his surprise at the meeting between the Russian ambassador to Ireland and the head of the defence forces were promptly headline news. Photograph:: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“Don’t mind your press releases,” a Fine Gael source was told by a more experienced hand on their first day in Leinster House; “If you want something (...)

Defence Forces chief of staff Lieut Gen Seán Clancy pictured with the ambassador of Russia to Ireland Yuri Filatov. Photograph: Russian Embassy in Ireland/Twitter

Simon Coveney has told the Fine Gael parliamentary party that he was “surprised” by a photograph of the Defence Forces chief of staff posing with the (...)

For inshore fishermen, sprat are now seen as an alternative catch to the lost abundance of skate, ray, plaice and other inshore species. Drawing by Michael Viney

A torrent of little silvery sprats was spilling in panic out of the sea, chased ashore by mackerel, and people were scooping them up with buckets, gle(...)

James O’Connor said he will wait to see what happens in the meeting before making any decision on whether or not to quit the Fianna Fáil whip. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Cork East TD James O’Connor’s future as a member of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party hinges on a meeting on Thursday with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.(...)

People will soon be able to eat indoors as Government last night passed legislation allowing indoor dining for the vaccinated.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government has defended its indoor dining legislation against allegations of discrimination, saying the European Union already differentiates betw(...)

The Dáil was told that the debate should not be seen as a ‘binary choice between meat on the one hand and vegetables or plant-based diets on the other’. File photograph: Getty

If the entire national herd of seven million cattle was sacrificed “on the altar of climate change” there would be no net benefit because Ireland is “(...)

Fine Gael TD Michael Creed said it was ‘entirely unacceptable’  that the most senior official in the Department of Health  contacted RTÉ about the programme. File photograph: Tom Honan

A former government minister has accused secretary general of the Department of Health Robert Watt of a “gross abuse of position” in attempting to “ga(...)

Liadh Ni Riada was the unanimous choice of party members in the three-seat constituency. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Former Ireland South MEP and unsuccessful Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has been selected by Sinn Féin to run for the party in the Cork North-(...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae declared 16 letting properties  in a Dáil register of members’ interests. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

One-quarter of TDs are property investors or landowners, the latest register of Dáil members’ interests shows, a drop from the previous Dáil, in which(...)

Sarah Jane Bennett works at the Irish Embassy in Singapore

Singapore wasn’t on Sarah Jane Bennett’s original itinerary when she embarked on her global travels over a decade ago, but she found a good life in th(...)

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