A highly respected but outspoken civil servant, he has never been shy in expressing his numerous dissenting opinions
McNamara, who was a Labour TD for Clare between 2011 and 2016, was unsuccessful in his efforts to run for the party in the European elections in Ireland South
According to a letter which was sent to Danny Healy-Rae along with about a dozen other TDs, O’Reilly argues that Smith’s bill would be detrimental to jobs and 'does nothing for the environment'
Huge gains made by the Green Party have put climate change firmly on the political agenda, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar due to hold a cabinet sub-committee meeting on a draft climate action plan on Monday
Fine Gael’s Seán Kelly was set to top the poll in the five-seater constituency with Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada and Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher also very likely to take a seat
The loss of a seat in Dublin, on top of expected losses at local authority level across the capital, would be a huge blow to Sinn Féin and leader Mary Lou McDonald