Breaking Calls for Robert Watt to be fired after suggesting ban on free bus holders from public transport in rush hour
A Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting has heard calls for Public Expenditure and Reform...
A Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting has heard calls for Public Expenditure and Reform...
The cases of 65 children who were allegedly sexually abused had to be escalated for further investigation on the instructions of inspectors sent in to probe Tusla.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has paid tribute to the thousands of "unknown heroes" who were criminalised for being gay in Ireland before the ban on same-sex activity was finally lifted 25 years...
Carol Nolan has quit Sinn Féin after she opposed its policy on abortion, saying she no longer has a place in a party that she claims does not respect the pro-life views of members.
The number of complaints about private nursing homes has more than doubled in the space of a year, the Ombudsman's latest annual report reveals.
A Garda operation involving so-called 'bait bikes' to lure would-be thieves has led to 16 arrests in the capital, new figures reveal.
Business Minister Heather Humphreys is to seek Government approval for a new law introducing a minimum expiry date of five years for gift vouchers.
Former minister Seán Calleary, the father of Fianna Fáil's deputy leader Dara Calleary, has passed away aged 86.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is considering the introduction of advocates who would attend court to assist alleged rape victims in the wake of the recent high-profile trial in Belfast.
The British people are being walked "towards the Dover cliffs" and the risk of a "nightmare-scenario" Brexit, Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has said.
An Garda Síochána is increasing in-house tech support staff in a bid to reduce its reliance on external contractors, the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to be told.
Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín says he will "strongly campaign" against his party changing its policy on abortion to support allowing unrestricted terminations up to 12 weeks.
The role of religion in education is set to be the next battleground in moves to separate Church and State.
Anti-Repeal campaigners have vowed to continue their opposition to the Government's planned legislation on abortion as well as any prospect that abortion clinics could open in Ireland.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said that the landside 'Yes' vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment is the "culmination of a quiet revolution that has...
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has paid tribute to the thousands "unknown heroes" who were criminalised for being gay in Ireland before the ban on same sex activity was finally lifted 25 years ago.
CAROL Nolan has quit Sinn Féin after she opposed the party's policy on abortion.
It took three hours for the huge crowd to pay their last respects to a Mayo chieftain of politics and sport.
The chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has said that the role of proposed advocates to help alleged rape victims should involve more than accompanying vulnerable complainants to court.
"Ireland has lost one of its greatest public servants," Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said after the death of former minister Seán Calleary (86) yesterday.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has ruled out a Fine Gael coalition with Sinn Féin because, as he put it, "a leopard doesn't change its spots".
DUP leader Arlene Foster has claimed that some republican voters will support her party in future elections due to Sinn Féin's stance on abortion.
Women whose babies are diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities could receive up to €5,000 to pay for costs associated with having an abortion aboard.
The Government has been criticised for not filling judicial vacancies that have arisen in the Court of Appeal.
A preliminary probe into illegal adoptions has been tasked with finding "sufficient reliable evidence" of the practice ahead of a possible wider investigation of the scandal.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has warned that there is "no room for a dramatic expansion of spending or cutting of taxes" in the Budget.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says plans to raise the compulsory retirement age for civil servants will help address the looming "retirement cliff".
Stark figures showing two-thirds of all recorded sexual offences involve a child victim were described as a "matter of extreme concern" at the Oireachtas Justice Committee.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is facing a major backlash after doing a deal on vetting future judges with Sinn Féin.
If mankind can fly people to the Moon then a technological system capable of preventing a hard Border must be feasible, a senior Orange Order figure has said.
Government chief whip Joe McHugh says he has "strong reservations" about the proposal to allow access to abortion up to 12 weeks - but he will be voting Yes in the referendum.
The chairman of the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for "traumatic" and "major" medical negligence claims to be dealt with through mediation in the wake of the cervical screening scandal.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been targeted by the No side as the abortion referendum enters its final days.
Cabinet minister Heather Humphreys has intervened with days to go until the referendum to confirm she supports the Government's proposal to allow abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has insisted that the government's proposed to allow terminations is not abortion "on demand".
THE husband of Irene Teap, one of the victims of the cervical screening scandal, has said women have been "handed death sentences" and senior health officials should vacate their positions during the investigation into what happened.
CERVICAL screening scandal victim Vicky Phelan has told TDs; "I want to see change happen, we never want to see this happen again."
FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has warned that the government shouldn’t try to “muzzle” the Public Accounts Committee in its probe of the cervical screening scandal.
Fianna Fáil has claimed the Government hasn't delivered any affordable homes since 2011, branding the situation an "absolute disgrace".
Increased traffic congestion has "impacted negatively on the safe and efficient" operation of the M50, according to the boss of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
The Department of Education breached the law by not appropriately considering Irish language requirements in choosing a patron for a new school, a watchdog investigation has found.
THE Commission investigating the care of ‘Grace’, a young woman left in a foster home despite allegations of abuse, has reported that witnesses believed to have important evidence are dead.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has defended the government’s response to the cervical screening scandal.
LABOUR Party leader Brendan Howlin has defended a payment of around €140,000 that is to be made to the outgoing HSE boss Tony O’Brien.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned the divided British government that Ireland won't be flexible on the outcome of the post-Brexit Irish Border, saying there is no technical solution to avoid a hard Border.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has accused Eoin Ó Broin of "peddling fake news" after the Sinn Féin TD claimed he had refused to attend a committee meeting dedicated to discussing homeless numbers.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar became emotional when asked if there was anything he would like to say to terminally ill Emma Mhic Mhathúna.
EFFORTS are ongoing to trace a woman who is living in Russia who developed cervical cancer after getting an incorrect smear test result from CervicalCheck, it has emerged.
MEMOS prepared for HSE director general Tony O'Brien warned that an audit of cervical screening cases could result in headlines saying, 'screening did not diagnose my cancer'.
THE State Claims Agency (SCA) is dealing with four claims involving the BreastCheck screening service relation to alleged misdiagnosis.
THERE were angry exchanges as HSE boss Tony O'Brien was forced to defend his decision not to resign in the wake of the cervical cancer screening scandal.
MORE than 3,000 cases are pending against the State over allegations of failures in clinical care.
President Michael D Higgins laid a wreath at the burial plot of leaders of the 1916 Rising as the representatives of the Government, judiciary and Defence Forces turned out for the State's annual Arbour Hill commemoration ceremony.
JUSTICE Minister Charlie Flanagan has warned colleagues that leaking information from Cabinet meetings is a criminal offence.
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins today led the State's annual Arbour Hill Commemoration Ceremony, laying a wreath at the burial plot of leaders of the 1916 Rising.
Health Minister Simon Harris has described graphic posters erected in his constituency as a "low blow", but said he won't be intimidated.
THREE women whose cases are the subject of legal action similar to Vicky Phelan’s have died, the State Claims Agency (SCA) has said.
INDEPENDENT TD Seán Canney has resigned as assistant government whip saying he doesn't want speculation over his future in the role to be a "distraction".
HEALTH Minister Simon Harris has described graphic posters erected in his constituency as a “low blow” but said he won’t be intimidated.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris have been warned they are "not simply observers" in the cervical cancer screening scandal as they appeared to seek to shift the focus of the crisis to the HSE.
Independent TD Seán Canney has insisted his continued support of the Fine Gael-led minority Government is not dependent on him getting a position that comes with a top-up payment.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said it has been a "dreadful" week for the health service and is not ruling out a public inquiry into the cervical cancer scandal.
The costs of the Moriarty Tribunal are set to top €65m this year, the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has heard.
RTÉ boss Dee Forbes had to defend sums paid to the broadcaster's highest earning stars as well as respond to claims staff are forced into so-called "bogus self-employment" contracts.
RTÉ boss Dee Forbes was forced to defend the sums paid to its highest earning stars after it was put to her that it gave the impression that the cash-strapped station has "shedloads of money".
RTÉ boss Dee Forbes is set to blame a €100m fall in its funding over the last decade for a drop in investment in programming.
HSE boss Tony O'Brien intends to stay in his €192,000 job until his planned retirement in August, despite being at the centre of the storm over the cervical cancer scandal.
The chairman of a US firm - which has added the embattled HSE boss, Tony O’Brien, to its board - has hosted a fundraising function for the Taoiseach.
Michael D Higgins launched an angry defence of his government jet use and the cost of the Office of the President in a heated exchange at a press conference in New York.
IT'S the largest Irish parish outside Ireland and today President Michael D Higgins paid a visit to the New York neighbourhood known as the 'Emerald Mile'.
President Michael D Higgins has said he "absolutely" has the energy and capacity for a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin.
President Michael D Higgins has criticised "unapologetic sexism" in Donald Trump's America and expressed "great disappointment" that the US plans to turn away from an agreement on tackling climate change.
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has used a major speech on women’s leadership in New York to criticise "unapologetic sexism" in Donald Trump’s America.
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has met with United Nations secretary general António Guterres for talks on conflict prevention and Ireland's contribution to peackeeping.
President Michael D Higgins has given his strongest hint yet he will seek re-election to Áras an Uachtaráin later this year, saying: "I've never run from a contest in my life."
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has said Ireland's experience as a peace-maker is "our strongest card to play" in bidding for a future seat on the United Nations Security Council.
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has said that young people are "appalled" at the apparent "strut" of the powerful on the international stage.
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Denis Naughten is unlikely to be forced from office in a row over whether he inappropriately informed a PR executive about his thinking on the proposed merger between Independent News & Media (INM) and Celtic Media.
The ending of a "ridiculous" situation where TDs and senators were able to run up unpaid tabs in the Dáil bar and restaurant has been hailed as "the sensible thing to do".
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said a national celebration should be considered to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1949 Declaration of the Republic.
THE ending of the “ridiculous” situation in which TDs and Senators were able to run-up unpaid tabs in the Dail bar and restaurant has been hailed as “the sensible thing to do”.
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins will next week travel to New York where he will deliver a major speech at the United Nations and meet other heads of state.
Rogue landlords are set to face fines of €15,000 and potential jail terms under a planned Government crackdown.
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says it is possible foreign organisations could target voters in the upcoming abortion referendum using online advertising.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it is time to introduce a new law to protect journalists and their confidential sources.
There was a stark clash in testimony between Pat Rabbitte and his former ministerial driver at the Disclosures Tribunal.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he was "taken aback" by the notorious 2014 car park meeting between one of his TDs, John McGuinness, and then-garda commissioner Martin Callinan.
THERE was a stark clash in testimony between Pat Rabbitte and his former ministerial driver at the Disclosures Tribunal.
FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he was "taken aback" by the notorious car park meeting between one of his TDs, John McGuinness, and the then-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.
One in five Fianna Fáil TDs either wants to see an end to the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael or has expressed serious doubts about its future.
Business Minister Heather Humphreys will today announce €30m in funding for projects that help boost employment in the regions.
Ministers will try to guilt Fianna Fáil into extending the lifespan of the Government in order to ensure stability throughout the Brexit negotiations.
Fine Gael minister Jim Daly has put votes at risk by undermining the Taoiseach's opposition to working with Sinn Féin, colleagues believe.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has expressed concern at the alleged data breach at Independent News and Media (INM), saying "democracy can't function without a strong and independent media".
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has condemned the use of use of chemical weapons as "abhorrent" said that a suspected attack in Syria must be fully investigated.
Fáílte Ireland has unveiled a new tourism brand for the Irish midlands, dubbed 'Ireland's Hidden Heartlands'.
'Ireland Hidden Heartlands' is the latest glossy brand unveiled by tourism chiefs in a bid to drive visitor numbers to the regions.
The Fine Gael minister who raised the prospect of going in to government with Sinn Féin after the next election said the party’s paramilitary links to the past are “not helpful”.
FINES for the late return of books could be abolished as the Government considers how to increase the use of the country’s public libraries.
Health Minister Simon Harris is facing a continuing backlash for supporting Amnesty International's campaign for a 'Yes' vote in the abortion referendum despite the charity's dispute with the State's political watchdog.
European Council president Donald Tusk has said Brexit makes him "furious" and he reiterated the EU's support for Ireland, saying Irish issues will be at the centre of his attention in the "damage-control process".
EUROPEAN Council president Donald Tusk has said Brexit makes him “furious” and he reiterated the EU’s support for Ireland saying Irish issues will be at the centre of his attention in the “damage control process”.
A minister spear-heading Fine Gael’s ‘yes’ team has denied those opposed to repeal have been given a head-start in the campaign.
THE 'Together for Yes' campaign has exceeded a €50,000 fundraising target for its abortion referendum poster campaign in the space of four and a half hours.
There are growing doubts Fianna Fáil will allow Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to spend another two years in power after more of the party's TDs raised questions about the future of the confidence and supply agreement.
Organisers of the Together for Yes campaign said they had raised €170,000 in their bid to fight for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment, more than a third of their €500,000 target.
THE Together For Yes campaign group has denied that ‘No’ campaigners have ‘stolen a march’ on them in the poster war ahead of the abortion referendum.
The remaining properties promised by religious orders under the redress scheme for victims of abuse should be handed over to the State in advance of the Pope's visit, members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have said.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was "wrong" to drop an application for European funding for roads and rail in the West when he was transport minister, Independent Alliance TD Seán Canney has said.
Sinn Féin has refused to say if or when it will table a motion of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy, despite the party's sustained criticism of the minister's handling of the housing and homelessness crisis.
A bitter blame game has erupted between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over which party will spark the next general election.
Former union boss Jack O'Connor has been selected by the Labour Party to contest the next general election.
Arts Minister Josepha Madigan insists her religious faith does not conflict with her support for liberalising the country's abortion laws.
Political parties have so far committed to spending less than €45,000 to fight for a 'Yes' vote in the upcoming abortion referendum.
Minister Josepha Madigan has been appointed to coordinate Fine Gael efforts to repeal the Eighth Amendment.