A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Here is the full text of Theresa May's letter to Donald Tusk informing the European Council of the UK's intention to leave the EU.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Earlier the UK Government comfortably defeated a Liberal Democrat bid to give voters a final say on the Brexit deal in a referendum.
Tue, 07 Mar, 2017
Fri, 09 Dec, 2016
Thu, 08 Dec, 2016
Supreme Court judge Mary Laffoy will head up the new Citizens’ Assembly which will examine the Eighth Amendment.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
Seventy-three cases of salary overpayments to people working in Leinster House were identified in 2015 with 13 people yet to pay the money back, the latest Houses of the Oireachtas annual report has revealed.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
Adverserial politics should be replaced by European model of multi-member coalitions and oppositions that contribute to policy, sayand .
Thu, 17 Mar, 2016
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015
Following the last general election, the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission obtained independent research into public awareness and knowledge of the Oireachtas.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2015
Tenants who refuse to pay water charges face having their deposits “robbed” by “boot boy landlords”, opposition parties have warned.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
Sinn Féin will ask the President not to sign the Water Services Bill if it passes the legislative process this week.
Sun, 21 Dec, 2014
The Bill which provides for the creation of a new Appeals Court has been approved by both Houses of the Oireachtas.
Thu, 17 Jul, 2014
The setting up of a parliamentary banking inquiry is gathering pace, with Oireachtas sources suggesting that its work will begin before the Dáil summer recess.
Mon, 21 Apr, 2014
Thousands of attempts to access pornographic websites by Leinster House officials and visitors underlines a wider problem with porn and attitudes to women in Irish society.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2013
A banking inquiry that can be carried out quickly by between 10 and 20 TDs and senators, and investigate some months before and after the bank guarantee is expected to be in place early next year.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2013
Almost €1m in legal fees has been paid by the taxpayer to the legal team of former judge, Brian Curtin, to cover the cost of a Dáil inquiry into his fitness to be a judge.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2013
THE majority of TDs questioned for an Irish Examiner survey said they never sought nor had penalty points cancelled from their driving records.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2013
Half of young people do not keep informed about the Oireachtas and a lack of knowledge about the parliament could be leading to people’s negative attitude towards it, research says.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013
The Dáil was branded “a joke of a parliament” after a planned €112m spend next year for TDs and senators was pushed through without any debate.
Fri, 26 Oct, 2012
Elected representatives are not properly scrutinising the majority of new laws, leaving power in the hands of a small elite, writes Mark Daly
Wed, 29 Aug, 2012
David Cameron today launched a full parliamentary inquiry into the rate-rigging scandal amid a wave of criticism of British banking.
Mon, 02 Jul, 2012
Senators of all parties work just as hard, if not more so, than their Dáil counterparts, says John Whelan
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
EVEN in the best of times a Government whose policies or candidates are endorsed three out of four times of asking by the electorate should be content if not happy.
Mon, 31 Oct, 2011
THE warnings given by eight of our previous attorney generals that the referendum on inquiries by the Oireachtas would possibly give unlimited powers to the Oireachtas on any matter of public importance should be heeded.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2011
The 30th amendment to the Constitution could see the Oireachtas take on the role of a kangaroo court, allowing members to assault the name of anyone they choose, writes
Fri, 21 Oct, 2011
CIVIL servants will finally be allowed to lift the lid on controversial government policies under rules that will come into effect if the referendum on Oireachtas inquiries is passed.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011
OUR democracy and form of government is based on a system of checks and balances between the Government, the Oireachtas and the judiciary.
Thu, 15 Sep, 2011
The Government has today published the wording of a referendum that could see former Taoisigh Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern, as well as former bankers, appear as witnesses in a banking inquiry.
Mon, 12 Sep, 2011
MAVERICK garden designer Diarmuid Gavin’s award-winning “flying garden” is expected to feature at this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival.
Wed, 25 May, 2011
SEVENTEEN TDs have each claimed more than €5,000 in expenses per month since the introduction of a new allowance system.
Wed, 02 Jun, 2010
Former Social Affairs Minister Mary Hanafin insisted tonight that she was genuinely delighted with her shift to a rebranded Tourism, Culture and Sport portfolio as part of the Cabinet rejig.
Tue, 23 Mar, 2010
President Barack Obama today made what is expected to be his final push to overhaul the US healthcare system, revising his plans in a bid to win the support of moderate Democrats.
Wed, 03 Mar, 2010
IRELAND spends more supporting its national politicians than comparative parliaments, yet six members of the Oireachtas are not satisfied with their salary.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2009
VOLATILE political opinion polls mirror an electorate greatly traumatised and threatened by unprecedented economic instability and horrified by the subversive leadership of the banks that aggravated the severity of this downturn in Ireland.
Mon, 30 Mar, 2009
IT cost a record €114 million to run the Dáil and Seanad last year — nearly €28 for every man, woman and child in the State.
Mon, 18 Aug, 2008
TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern is to make a historic address to a joint meeting of the United States Congress sometime in early 2008, it emerged yesterday.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2007
CORRUPTION and dishonesty top voters’ concerns about TDs and senators, a survey released by the Oireachtas itself revealed yesterday.
Thu, 02 Aug, 2007
THE Mahon Tribunal has no jurisdiction to hold a public hearing on £30,000 made by the Fitzwilton Group as a political contribution to Fianna Fáil, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2007
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will address a joint session of the House of Commons and the House of Lords at Westminster today.
Tue, 15 May, 2007
Voters were tonight steeling themselves for the bitterest general election yet, as party leaders began to trade blows on the first official day of campaigning.
Sun, 29 Apr, 2007
It may not apply across a broad media front. It may not even apply right across the Irish Examiner’s front. A lowly columnist cannot be held responsible for what news editors and leader writers decide.
Mon, 09 Oct, 2006