Sean O Fearghail

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Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó’Fearghaíl said he was not ‘prepared to be bullied’, before suspending the Dáil. Photograph: Maxwell

The Dáil was suspended amid rowdy scenes during a procedural argument on Tuesday afternoon. There was uproar after Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl b(...)

Politicians made tributes in the Dáil today to broadcaster Gay Byrne, who has died aged 85. Photograph: David Sleator

Tributes were paid in the Dáil today to broadcaster Gay Byrne, who was described as Ireland’s “original citizens’ assembly”, a change maker, national (...)

Michael Healy-Rae: ‘I did nothing wrong.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The controversy surrounding the Dáil fobbing system and Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae is to be raised in the Dáil on Tuesday when TDs return from the Hal(...)

TDs must have a minimum of 120 days’ attendance over the year to qualify for the travel and accommodation allowance. File photograph: Alan Betson

TDs could be required to use fingerprint technology to vote in the Dáil and clock in for the purposes of claiming expenses under moves being considere(...)

‘Just one more thing, ma’am . . .’ If the Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy's hunch is right, then ‘Fobgate’ could put the War of the Buttons into the ha’penny place. Photograph: John Ohle for The Irish Times

We don’t wish to alarm anyone, but Votegate may be only the tip of the iceberg. As the War of the Buttons simmers along gently, awaiting the results (...)

Mayo TD Lisa Chambers said she had learned from her mistakes and ‘I am genuinely sorry’.

The four Fianna Fáil TDs involved in the controversy over voting have apologised in the Dáil. They expressed their regret in turn after Ceann Comhair(...)

Clare TD Timmy Dooley and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A week of tribal mud-slinging in Leinster House ended as it began, with Fianna Fáil struggling to defend the conduct of some of its senior TDs, and Fi(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said electronic votes ‘shall only be taken when all members are seated in their designated seat’

Voting rules in the Dáil are to be tightened pending the outcome of investigations into the “votegate” controversy, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl h(...)

Plans to open the Oireachtas to the public this weekend have been scrapped due to fears that the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrations on Merrion Street could disrupt the event. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Plans to open the Oireachtas to the public this weekend have been scrapped due to fears that the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrations on Merri(...)

Paul Murphy, Richard Boyd Barrett  and Bríd Smith of Solidarity/People Before Profit. Murphy has left the Socialist Party to form his own far-left party which he will launch on Monday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Here’s a heartwarming little announcement aimed at Paul Murphy – who left the Socialist Party on Thursday – which arrived too late for this week’s Soc(...)

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