James Browne

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Senator Catherine Noone, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, speaks during session this afternoon. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has tonight voted not to retain Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution (another term for the amendment) i(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has warned local authorities not to impose development charges for telecommunications work.  Photograph: Maxwellphotography.ie

Local authorities have been warned in the Dáil by Minister for Communications Denis Naughten not to impose development charges for telecommunications (...)

‘In Leo Varadkar’s first month, Fianna Fáil has for understandable political reasons sought to hobble the new Taoiseach.’ File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Five weeks is too short a period to form anything approaching a defining assessment of any prime minister. However, as politics is about to go into re(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers pictured outside the Dail in March 2016. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A TD became emotional in the Dáil as she spoke about a 21-year-old man who died by suicide in Galway last year. Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers was spea(...)

Wexford TD and barrister James Browne said while judges must be experts on the law, they also needed a good temperament and an ability to weigh up individual cases.

Some of the State’s best paid lawyers would make terrible judges, Fianna Fáil Wexford TD and barrister James Browne has claimed. He said, on paper, s(...)

Alan McKenna in “Without Name”.

Lorcan Finnegan is the talented director behind such short-form discombobulating delights as Curiosity (2006), Changes (2007) and Foxes (2012). We hav(...)

Senator Catherine Noone says the issue is difficult for people on a personal level. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael TDs are reluctant to sit on the new cross-party committee on abortion, the party leadership has found. The names of the members of the Join(...)

  Tánaiste and  Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: She told the Dáil  an external  review would take place to see what f  lessons could be learned following the discovery that 13 cancer cases at Wexford  hospital were “probably missed”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An external review of the management of colonoscopy screening services at Wexford General Hospital is expected to take six months, according to Tánais(...)

An external review into 13 missed cancer cases at Wexford General Hospital is to be completed within six months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An external review into 13 missed cancer cases at Wexford General Hospital is to be completed within six months. The review will examine governance, (...)

FF’s  mental health spokesman James Browne said the recent budget committed to a €15 million spend in 2017 in comparison to €35 million in 2016.

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to increase funding for mental health services. The party’s mental health spokesman James Browne said the re(...)

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