John O’Donoghue, a former justice minister and ceann comhairle, is looking to get back into politics at local level on the Fianna Fáil ticket.
One of two cousins charged with burglary at a house, where a man was found dead on Thursday, told gardaí: "I really am sorry for the death of that man," a court heard today.
Two men arrested after a man was found dead after he encountered intruders at his home have been charged with burglary.
A post-mortem is due today on the body of a man found dead in his home after, it is believed, interrupting burglars at the scene.
John O'Donoghue has officially stepped down as Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil this afternoon, following a robust and protracted speech in defence of his record.
John O'Donoghue is set to stand down as Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil today as a result of the controversy surrounding his expenses claims in recent years.
John O'Donoghue is reportedly planning to seek re-election in his Kerry South constituency at the next general election.
Overhauling the expenses regime for TDs and senators won’t help solve the financial crisis, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan claimed today.
Minister for Sport and Tourism Martin Cullen has criticised the media for its treatment of the expenses controversy.
Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin has admitted that the controversy surrounding the expenses regime for politicians is damaging to the political system.
The Minister for Finance is coming under pressure to speed up the reform of TDs' expenses following the news that the auditor charged with overhauling the system resigned because he was being ignored.
The auditor responsible for overseeing the expenses regime for TDs and Senators has accused politicians of ignoring his proposals for reform.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he has sympathy for out-going Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue, who he claimed was always reluctant to travel during his time as Tourism Minister.
The Taoiseach has accused opposition TDs of "dancing on the grave" of Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has reiterated that he is fully in favour of transparency in the way government ministers and TDs deal with their expenses.
Fine Gael TD Alan Shatter has expressed concern that the Ceann Comhairle may be "making an each-way bet" by deciding not to resign until next week.
Public focus will sharpen on Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue today after he was forced to announce he will resign over mounting disclosures about lavish expenses.
Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue has announced that he is to step down from his position.
The leaders of Fine Gael and the Labour party have both called on Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue to resign.
Sinn Féin Caoimhghín Ó'Caoláin has called on John O’Donoghue to resign as Ceann Comhairle, saying that his position has become untenable.
More details about expenses incurred by John O'Donoghue have been disclosed this morning as the Ceann Comhairle faces mounting pressure over his continuation in the job.
The normal cut-and-thrust of Irish politics is set to resume today when the Dáil convenes for the first time since the passing of the Lisbon Treaty referendum.
Embattled Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue was tonight trying to pull together proposals to stem the growing controversy over his lavish expenses.
Unprecedented pressure was heaped on Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue today after a senior Government minister branded the expenses controversy a running sore that needed dealing with.
Green Party leader John Gormley says the time has come for a complete review of how Oireachtas members spend public money overseas.
The Ceann Comhairle, John O'Donoghue, is set to face more pressure this week to consider his position following the latest revelations about his expenses claims.
Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue spent more than €200,000 of taxpayers’ money on perks including top class flights, limousines and VIP airport lounges over the past two years, it was revealed today.
Embattled Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue today apologised and admitted he was embarrassed by lavish expenses he ran up while a minister.
Embattled Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue today said he did not get into public life for personal gain as the controversy about his lavish expenses rumbled on.
Fianna Fáil's Mattie McGrath has broken party ranks to launch a scathing attack on Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue tonight.
Opposition parties demanded a full apology from the Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue tonight claiming his explanation of lavish expenses claims was insufficient.
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