John Lahart

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Micheál Martin:  heard  several TDs voice criticism of  his  approach, with the disquiet spreading beyond those who are usually opposed to the Cork South Central TD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to face down pressure from within his party to open talks with Sinn Féin and will continue with efforts to form (...)

One Fianna Fáil deputy said Micheál Martin was ‘overestimating’ the tacit support given to him. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has faced calls from within his parliamentary party to enter talks with Sinn Féin over government formation. Howev(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD John Lahart’s areas of concern include services for children with autism, and the provision of special needs assistants. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

John Lahart (59) was first elected to Leinster House in 2016, having been a member of South Dublin County Council since 1999. He was Fianna Fáil’s spo(...)

Katherine Zappone congratulates John Lahart of Fianna Fáil who was elected in the Dublin southwest constituency. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times.

Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone is bowing out of Irish politics after losing her seat in Dublin South West on Monday night. She lost out aft(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett holds a demonstration at the controversial co-living development on Eblana Avenue in Dún Laoghaire.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Solidarity deciding to contest the constituency of its former TD Paul Murphy, who left to form a new party last year, was a “hard call to make” People(...)

Dublin Bus driver Kevin McDonnell: being spat at had a “major impact” on his mental health, so much so that he hasn’t returned to work since. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Debbie Lawlor (49), from Tallaght, has worked as a Bus Éireann driver for 12 years. Last March, she sat in her bus ready to depart from Busáras statio(...)

Dublin City Council said ‘adding any more vehicles in the bus lanes would not facilitate public transport and bus operations’. File image:  Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has said it is opposed to proposed regulation changes which would allow electric and hybrid vehicles to use bus lanes. Last week,(...)

Dáil votes by almost two-to-one to delay introduction of legislation regulating electric scooters by three months. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Dáil has voted by almost two-to-one to delay for three months the introduction of legislation aimed at regulating electric scooters so a public co(...)

An excavation of the land formerly owned by Liam Cosgrave revealed the partial remains of 83 bodies.

A Fianna Fáil TD is among a number of objectors to plans to demolish the south Dublin home of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave to make way for a large h(...)

Minister for  Transport Shane Ross and  his wife, Ruth Buchanan, at the RDS: “I do not drive a diesel car as suggested nor have I ever owned a Jaguar.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been challenged by Cabinet and local colleagues over claims he drives an environmentally friendly car. However,(...)

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