Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: when she  stands up to make her televised speech  she does so safe in the knowledge that all ranks of the party are united around her. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s party faithful gather at the Helix on Saturday in Dublin City University, surrounded by banners hanging overhead that will declare that it(...)

Carol Nolan accused the Government of being the government of being  happy ‘to sell out every sector’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government has “appeased our EU masters by selling out” and agreeing to the increase in corporation tax to 15 per cent according to Rural Independ(...)

Mica protestors looking for 100% Redress outside the Dail on Kildare Street.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Full redress for families whose homes have been destroyed or significantly damaged by mica is still under consideration, the Dáil has heard. Minister(...)

Homeowners affected by defective mica blocks will receive a temporary exemption from LPT. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The Revenue Commissioners will take recent price fluctuations in the “very constrained” housing market into account when advising homeowners “as best(...)

Duncan smith TD called for leadership at both national and locals levels in order to implement longer term solutions to th issue of housing for Travellers. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

It took a unique global pandemic for all of the allocated annual exchequer funding provided for Traveller accommodation to be spent, the Dáil has hear(...)

Vials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Photograph: EPA

The Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Yuriy Filatov, has said his home country is ready to “help” vaccinate people in Ireland against Covid-19, but that (...)

  Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the pandemic and the associated restrictions ‘have of course added to these long-standing difficulties’. Photograph:    Dara Mac Donaill

More than a quarter of bench warrants issued by the courts last year remain outstanding, partly due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Bench (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said Ireland had the biggest fall in Covid-related deaths of any European country in wave two of the pandemic compared to wave one. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has been urged to listen to the questions people have about the Covid-19 inoculation campaign so that they “can feel right about taking(...)

 Danny Healy Rae  accused the Taoiseach of hurting and “belittling” thousands of rural-based publicans and their patrons. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In the plague-deserted halls of academe, lonely professors wept for joy into their dusty mortar boards. White-coated boffins abandoned microscopes in(...)

Taoiseach said his Department  was doing extra work in assessing data and doing data analytics. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has insisted that the data being used to inform Government decisions is not “guesswork” and that the next moves after Level 5(...)

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