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From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote
The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.
European Council President Charles Michel to meet Taoiseach in Dublin
Michel’s visit today comes ahead of a European Council meeting next week.
'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote
The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.
Eamon Ryan: Government will spend €1 million a day on walking and cycling
The Green Party leader was addressing his party’s national convention.
Calls for tighter lobbying rules ‘fall on political deaf ears’
Professor Gary Murphy explains how the cooling-off period for politicians turned lobbyists is ‘limited and contentious’.
Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil
New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.
Taoiseach acknowledges 'damage and difficulties' to locals during visit to flats where rave took place
Micheál Martin met with community activists in Dublin today.
FactCheck: No, Eamon Ryan did not fall asleep in the Dáil chamber again
The Green Party leader has come in for criticism after a new clip appears to show him nodding off again.
'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner
Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.
Quiz: How well do you know these famous speeches?
I have a dream today.
Golfgate: Who were the public figures at this week's controversial Oireachtas Golf Society dinner?
81 people are said to have attended the event in Clifden this week.
Sinn Féin tops latest opinion poll with Fine Gael nipping at its heels
Both parties are up since the general election.
'I'm embarrassed to be a member of this chamber': Dáil business suspended twice on marathon final day
The late-night sitting saw business stopped twice and a minister vote against the government.
Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan
The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.
Nurse who was hospitalised with Covid-19 criticises low staffing and says she was 'extremely burned out'
The INMO said that it would be “inhumane” to not increase healthcare staff ahead of a second Covid-19 wave.
'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
'I regret it deeply': Eamon Ryan accepts his Dáil doze could hurt his Green Party leadership bid
Footage of Ryan asleep in the Dáil on Thursday night went viral.
Fine Gael's popularity continues to rise as support for coalition partners falls
The poll is the first conducted since the formation of a new government last month.
'It's a hard price to pay': Barry Cowen says he is 'not a victim' following sacking as Agriculture Minister
The Offaly-based TD was removed from office by the Taoiseach earlier this week.
Children's minister rejects 'homophobic' online claims linking him to comments about paedophilia
Roderic O’Gorman criticised the claims made on social media in recent days.
Childcare providers to tell TDs uncertainty is having 'profoundly stressful impact'
The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee will hear about concerns in the sector today.
Ciarán Cuffe: There's an extraordinary opportunity here for the Greens in government
The Green Party MEP says, ‘When the planet is burning, it is not a time to argue over the colour of the fire engine.’
Draft government agreement commits to spending €360m a year on cycling and pedestrian projects
The programme still needs to be voted on by party members.
No deal reached on government formation with party leader talks to resume
It is expected a deal will be signed off.
Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism
The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.
'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19
Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.
Larry Donnelly: 'US politics may have lost civility, but online discourse here is no better'
Larry Donnelly charts the decline in civility in US politics and says Irish conversations online hint of a growing intolerance here.
'Fianna Fáil is struggling with its identity, but we are up for the challenges ahead'
Malcolm Byrne says Confidence and Supply didn’t yield much for Fianna Fáil and there’s now understandable anxiety in the party about coalition with FG.
Poll: Would you back a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition government?
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin are due to meet today to discuss the framework document for government.
Politics of a pandemic: How Covid-19 changes could open doors to a better Ireland
Dr Stephen Onakuse says the Irish electorate displayed a new empathy in GE2020 and somehow, the coronavirus brought the changes they sought.
Larry Donnelly: Super Tuesday 2 makes Joe Biden the Democratic nominee in-waiting
Biden was all but counted out by most onlookers before recently, writes Larry Donnelly.
Poll: Who should be the next leader of the Labour Party?
Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin are bidding to replace Brendan Howlin as the party’s leader.
Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin will not take part in protest calling for change of government
People Before Profit are organising a protest for change on 7 March.
Varadkar and Martin agree to meet again while Sinn Féin and Green Party talk policy for 7.5 hours
More talks today but we’re still no closer to a government.
'Inaccurate, anti-Semitic and racist': Jewish Council condemns newly-elected Sinn Féin TD's 'offensive' tweets
Réada Cronin has apologised for her tweets, saying she never intended to cause hurt or distress.
Mary Lou seeks sit-down meeting with Micheál as two leaders speak by phone for 15 minutes
Martin reiterated why Fianna Fáil would not go into coalition with Sinn Féin, a FF spokesperson said.
Labour hits rock bottom and the second-shortest serving TD ever: 6 election records made this year
The records behind the rise of Sinn Féin during the election tell their own story.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spend up to €1,000 on ads criticising each other over Sinn Féin
Both parties are pushing a similar message days out from this year’s election.
'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing
Number 10 was due to give a briefing on Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans.
Bruton: Voters see Fine Gael as ‘the porridge on the cereal shelf’
Paschal Donohoe has called on voters not to vote for change “for change’s sake”.