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18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?
Aine Collins spoke to about how the infamous Dáil incident was “a missed opportunity”.
After the reshuffle snub and McNulty-gate, what's it like to be a woman in Fine Gael?
We asked backbencher Aine Collins.
How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs
Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.
SME focus: Everything you need to know about the Budget and essential money matters
For October’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we looked at ways to balance a budget and where all that cash goes.
Rebellious taxpayers and 'testosterone-driven woohah': What do female politicians make of the Budget?
A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.
What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil
Pub owner- and accountant-turned-TD Áine Collins says Ireland needs to have a “serious conversation about failure”.
'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.
Here's how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny's women problem
Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?
'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call
John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.
Here is the surprise choice for Fine Gael's new chairman
Charlie Flanagan’s elevation to Cabinet creates a vacancy within Fine Gael that has been filled this evening.
8 reasons we can't wait for the Dáil to return
Absence makes the heart grow… fonder?
Column: We are entitled to demand our TDs are sober while voting on legislation
Our TDs debate and vote on different, vitally important issues every day. We as taxpayers are entitled to expect them to do so without being under the influence of alcohol, writes Cora Sherlock.
Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House?
The behaviour of David Norris and Tom Barry has raised some eyebrows – but what do you think?
Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands
Two Fine Gael TDs were in the spotlight this week but for completely different reasons, writes Gary Murphy, who says we need to decide what type of politics we want.
Gerry Adams wants to restrict the sale of alcohol in the Dáil bar
The Sinn Féin president has said his party intends to ensure the bar closes at the same time as every other establishment amid continuing controversy over TDs drinking during Dáil business.
The grab seen around the world - the internet reacts to Tom Barry
Fine Gael say that they have ‘nothing further to add’ to general secretary Tom Curran’s statement and will not comment on any possible disciplinary procedures.
‘No excuses, I just shouldn’t have done it’ – Tom Barry
The Cork East TD says that Áine Collins has accepted his apology for grabbing her during a break in last night’s abortion debate.
Male TD pulls female colleague into his lap - in the Dáil chamber
Fine Gael TD Tom Barry grabbed his colleague Áine Collins during a break in the abortion debate, but Fine Gael say there ‘was no malice involved’.
8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012
How many deputies own property abroad? And where do those who keep their eyes on Ireland’s finances invest themselves?
Kalydeco to be made available to Cystic Fibrosis patients in Ireland
The decision was announced today by Minister James Reilly after an agreement was reached with the HSE and the manufacturers of the drug.
Pics: TDs and Senators strut their stuff on the catwalk
Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented.
Calls for Mitchell to explain letter seeking clemency for double murderer
A Fine Gael TD is calling on the party’s presidential candidate to explain a letter he sent eight years ago.
Made In Chelsea star's website asks public to rank attractiveness of TDs invites visitors to rank the perceived attractiveness of TDs – in a way echoing Mark Zuckerberg’s Facemash.