John Lahart

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Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin: has told his frontbench TDs to be much more assertive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fourth floor of the modern annex to Leinster House is where the journey from Opposition to Government Buildings is plotted. Up there, overlookin(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

Luas cross-city: Fianna Fáil said Shane Ross had become the “minister for standstill”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Almost 25 per cent more passengers have used the Luas green line since the Dublin tram system’s cross-city service opened, in December, the Minister f(...)

“Pedestrians should be held to the same road safety standards as drivers, who after all are paying the price on their motor insurance premium for these kinds of accidents.” File photograph: Getty Images

Distracted walking in Dublin must be stamped out to stop people being hit by cars and bicycles or walking into rubbish bins, a Fianna Fáil TD has said(...)

The Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has been accused  of using the issue of high-rise as a “smokescreen for inaction”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government must help developers who want to build high-rise apartment blocks in Dublin to get access to finance and make the construction of such (...)

Fianna Fail TD John Lahart said the global economy relies on measuring instruments and weights such as petrol pumps and taximeters “and we need to know they can be trusted”.

Ireland has belatedly begun the process of harmonising its regulations with those of EU member states on the science of metrology, better known as mea(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with his constituency colleague and Fine Gael leadership contestant Simon Coveney in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

Over the next year, politics will witness a generational change, not only in Fine Gael but also in Sinn Féin where Gerry Adams will finally stand down(...)

On the first day of the Garda campaign against illegal use of disability parking permits 11 were reported to have been seized. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has expressed his support for a Garda campaign to crack down on the fraudulent use of parking spaces for people with(...)

A demonstrator at a anti-water charges protest last year. Paul Murphy TD said: ‘We have enough evidence to decide to get rid of water charges once and for all.’ Photograph: Caroline Quinn/AFP/Getty Images

A move to allow the special Oireachtas committee on water four extra weeks to resolve a row over charges has been accepted in the Dáil by 90 votes to (...)

Alan Kelly wrote to Owen Keegan last April and told him ‘I did not believe the economies the city management said existed’.

Former minister Alan Kelly has claimed the plan to amalgamate the ambulance service of Dublin Fire Brigade with the national ambulance service is an “(...)

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