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Saturday 28 May, 2016

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer

Leinster House is to undergo its most significant restoration work to date.

'I feel like an idiot. I should have just stopped paying my Ulster Bank loan'

The bank said this week it was selling 900 family homes as part of a loan book worth €2.5 billion.

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Friday 27 May, 2016

Here's who the Taoiseach has chosen to fill the remaining Seanad seats

The Taoiseach picked some Fine Gael TDs who lost their seats in February’s general election.

Ray D’Arcy interview about vasectomies and abortion did not break broadcasting rules

The context of the RTÉ Radio One interview with Dr Andrew Rynne was noted by the BAI.

Thursday 26 May, 2016

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Repairs to Leinster House 'shouldn't result in early holidays for TDs'

Sinn Féin said the Mansion House’s Round Room could be used if repair works closes the Dáil chamber.

It doesn't deal with complaints, so what does the Policing Authority do?

Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan is before the authority today – but she won’t be asked about those transcripts.

Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Calls for emergency legislation to stop Ulster Bank selling 900 family homes

The sale includes 2,000 buy-to-let properties as well as farmer and SME loan books.

Travelling to Euro 2016? You might see some uniformed gardaí on the beat

A total of eight gardaí will be based in Lille and Bordeaux.

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them Exclusive

Following yesterday’s exclusive report by TheJournal.ie, Tusla has commented further on the situation.

Monday 23 May, 2016

Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age Exclusive

“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.

Friday 20 May, 2016

Power outage: Today was as much about Alan Kelly as it was Brendan Howlin

Alan Kelly failed to turn up at the leadership announcement after failing to garner support from his party colleagues.

Brendan Howlin is the new leader of the Labour Party

Alan Kelly did not turn up to the announcement this afternoon.

Ministers who avoid answering questions could find themselves on a naughty list

A report is to be published quarterly listing the ministers who repeatedly refuse to answer TDs’ questions adequately.

Thursday 19 May, 2016

Here are your new junior ministers

These are the backbenchers who just got a promotion today.

Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Families one step closer to paying less on their mortgages

A bill passed tonight could result in 300,000 families seeing their mortgage repayments fall.

Tuesday 17 May, 2016

This bill might reduce your mortgage rate and be the government's first defeat

The new bill, if passed, will see the Central Bank get new powers to cap mortgage interest rates.

HSE to cut what it pays drug companies after talks fail

The state entered into negotiations to reduce the price of medicines to the Irish taxpayer.

There's no mood for a leadership contest in the Labour Party

While Alan Kelly has put his name forward, it appears support is leaning towards Brendan Howlin.

Monday 16 May, 2016

Majority of Irish people think water charges should be refunded to those who have paid

Just 8% don’t know what they think on the issue.

"Renua was branded as 'Fine Gael Lite' - we are a centralist party"

Lucinda Creighton has stepped down as the party leader. What’s next for the party?

Saturday 14 May, 2016

These are the Fianna Fáil women who could be in line for a promotion

it’s understood Micheál Martin will appoint at least three women to the party’s front bench.

Friday 13 May, 2016

Alan Shatter says he was spat at and abused following his resignation

He said it was “reasonable” to ask the Taoiseach and his former colleagues to correct the Dáil record.

Thursday 12 May, 2016

Two elderly water charge protesters remanded in custody

Sean Doyle and Eamonn McGrath took part in a protest in Kilcoole on Monday.

Can people who paid their water charges sue the government for a refund?

One Labour TD said he would be happy to lead a class action suit on behalf of bill-payers. But is it possible?

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely

Joan is stepping down, so who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

Saturday 7 May, 2016

An unprecedented challenge or an unprecedented opportunity? How long will it last?

After 70 days we finally have a government – but who will pull the plug first?

'Where are they?': Utter confusion in the halls of Leinster House on a bizarre day

There was a tense atmosphere in the halls of Leinster House yesterday as Enda Kenny wondered if he could get over the line.

Friday 6 May, 2016

It was turf, bogs and roads that threatened Enda Kenny right to the end

It was down to the wire today as negotiations with the independents went past the deadline.

Amid Dáil uncertainty, Clare Daly reads letter from woman whose sister died by suicide

Clare Daly tells the Dáil what is really going on in the lives of those in the real world.

Thursday 5 May, 2016

Here's what Fine Gael is promising independent TDs in return for their support

The 160-page document makes a wide range of commitments.

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

Minister vows to crackdown on "evil and sinister" Kinahan-Hutch gangs

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said tagging some criminals will be permitted under new legislation.

Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Alan Kelly was pretty annoyed only one FG TD turned up to talk about climate change

The Minister has once more hit out at Labour’s former coalition partner.

Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Do you have to move out because your landlord is selling up? Now they'll have to prove it

The aim is to stop landlords putting properties back on the market for higher rent.

Friday 29 April, 2016

Lynn Ruane: 'I never had a desire to move into politics'

Ruane says she hopes to champion the causes that are close to her heart.

We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal

The two parties have finally reached an agreement on forming a minority government.

Girl asks to give evidence by video link at trial of teenage boys accused of defiling her

Five boys are accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old at an address in Dublin in 2014.

Which Independents are open to talking to Enda Kenny?

As talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are tipped to be coming to an end – the spotlight turns to the independents.

Thursday 28 April, 2016

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