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Man (43) pleads guilty to harassing TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
The court has ordered a victim impact statement.
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Niall Quinn appointed FAI Interim Deputy CEO
The former Arsenal striker has been heavily linked with a role in the association in recent months.
Padraig Harrington names 2020 Ryder Cup vice-captain
Robert Karlsson is set for the role, having also worked under Thomas Bjorn.
Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan
The 21-year-old won’t be a passenger on his first senior start for Ireland.
Musicians hold sing-song outside Leinster House in bid to get more radio play
They were there to launch a new bill from Labour TD Willie Penrose.
Here's what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to on their Irish visit
They’re on their way at the end of the month.
Irish Water rubbishes claims water metering has stopped in Dublin
The claims came from a Sinn Fein TD.
Here's what the world thought of Leo Varadkar saying 'I'm gay'
He spoke publicly about his sexuality on radio yesterday.
This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk
The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.
Kenny says Irish Water (and your PPS number) "will not be sold"
The Taoiseach made the comment during Leaders’ Questions today.
"Shafted? No": 10 things we learned from Alan Shatter's Late Late Show interview
The TD and former Minister said that resigning wasn’t a pleasant experience.
Splash! James Reilly does the Ice Bucket Challenge
He took an icy shower near his constituency office in Swords.
Gardaí say there have been no official Deputy Commissioner appointments
Sinn Féin’s Padraig Mac Lochlainn had called on the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to clarify if she had knowledge of the appointments.
Burton: Maternity benefit cuts aren't a disincentive to women working
Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.
Proposed bill would ban fluoride from Ireland's water
Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has introduced the bill, which would see the act of putting fluoride into water made illegal.
ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey
Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.
New website monitors 'real time' water levels
The site was launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes TD, as part of flood risk management in Ireland.
Ming: I want my penalty points back
The Dáil deputy described what led up to him not receiving penalty points or a fine though he was caught by gardaí driving while on a mobile phone on two occasions.
Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks
Parents returning back to work from parental leave will also be allowed to request a change in their working hours or pattern.
Stanley: Vital that progress is made on turf cutting
The Sinn Féin Deputy made the comments after a cross-party briefing with the Turf Cutters’ and Contractors’ Association in Leinster House.
Government asked if it will "ignore" concerns on garda station closures
Deputies Willie O’Dea and Mary Lou McDonald spoke about the issue during Leader’s Questions in the Dáil today.
Daly accepts "full responsibility for serious lack of judgement"
The TD was pulled over by gardaí on Monday night, and gave a blood sample to see what her blood alcohol level was.
Keaveney: I won't be bullied into stepping down as Labour chair
The Labour Party chairman said on radio this morning that Eamon Gilmore did “everything possible to ensure” he wasn’t elected chair.
Are Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin to merge and become... Fianna Féin?
A Fine Gael TD, Derek Keating, made the suggestion today. But what do Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil think?
Temporary suspension of ash planting to prevent spread of disease
The decision comes following the spread of Chalara fraxinea in the UK and Ireland.
Labour "has not voted against idea of legislating for abortion", says TD
Deputy Ann Phelan made the comment following the defeat of Clare Daly TD’s abortion bill in the Dáil last night.
Legislation to address street trading of benzodiazepines 'due in early 2013'
Deputy Roisín Shorthall had approved the move to amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations earlier this year. It has been confirmed that it will be 2013 before it is introduced.
Buttimer: "Why did I choose to live a life of lies for so long?"
The TD said that there are people across Ireland who are afraid to come out, but that if he had known how good life would be for him, he would have come out sooner.
Deputy accuses Department of failing to give straight answer on primary care centres
Deputy Billy Kelleher sent a Freedom of Information request to the department of health, who said they regret the need to extend the time to deal with the request.
Party delegations meet the Troika today
Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.
€8 million invested into Dublin facility for Munich Re
The company is one of the largest reinsurers in the world and will also create 17 jobs at its strategic R&D facility.
Unleashed dogs 'pose threat to animal welfare'
“Family pets can be turned into predators,” Deputy Andrew Doyle has said, adding there needs to be stronger controls in this area.
New online directory for unemployed people launched
Minister Joan Burton launched the new on-line directory Find Your Local services, alongside the 19th edition of the handbook Working for Work.
"Law must be changed" for undocumented workers
Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he raised the issue with Minister Richard Bruton after a recent ruling against payment to an exploited migrant worker.
Investigation called for into rejection of 'ugly fruit'
Éamon Ó Cúiv has said some supermarkets are rejecting fruit because it is ‘ugly’ – would you buy ugly fruit?
Minister zooms ahead with 'car club' scheme
Deputy Eoghan Murphy is behind the idea, which will see local authorities looking after its implementation once Deputy Varadkar brings new laws into place.
Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers
Éamon Ó Cuív has said that a helpline needs to be set up for farmers who are distressed due to poor weather and its effect on their livelihoods.
Mary Lou McDonald: "Austerity will not cure the deficit"
Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, McDonald said that the Government’s action plan on jobs ticks all the boxes – bar creating jobs.
Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance
The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.
Mulherin: 'We need a discussion around who, in this day and age, is having unprotected sex'
The Fine Gael TD at the centre of the ‘fornication’ remarks defends her comments, saying: “It’s not a word I invented.”