O’Brien huffs, puffs and blows the housing eviction motion down – but he could still be framed as the Big Bad Wolf with looming Labour motion

Grouping of ‘Reasonable Independents’ bring relief to under-pressure Government

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien managed to pull the Government over the line with help from Regional Independent Group TDs

Hugh O'Connell and Philip Ryan

Darragh O’Brien nipped out the back of Government Buildings after a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to have a quick smoke and make some calls.