Cost of review into the future of Garda force now over €1m
The cost of the 'root and branch' review of policing in the wake of a string of Garda controversies has topped €1m as it approaches the end of its work.
The cost of the 'root and branch' review of policing in the wake of a string of Garda controversies has topped €1m as it approaches the end of its work.
The Government has "no plans" to change the law to bring increased transparency on spending by the Office of the President.
Potential presidential candidate Pádraig Ó Céidigh has refused to answer questions on any links he may have had to politics over the years.
The former boss of the Department of Finance, Seán Cromien, has been remembered as a "distinguished public servant".
Survivors of clerical sex abuse have said they are not surprised at allegations that the Vatican had tried to secure a cover-up of Church records.
There is growing unrest in Fianna Fáil at the party's approach to the upcoming presidential election.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has admitted that mediation in cervical cancer legal cases is not the “holy grail” he believed it would be when he suggested women caught up in the scandal would not have to face the trauma of going to court.
Ireland's "draconian" defamation laws should be reformed and VAT on newspaper sales cut as part of measures to support journalism amid a rise in "fake news" on social media.
Teachers, gardai and other professionals have made 5,355 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect since a new regime of mandatory reporting was brought in, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Plans to roll out high-speed internet as part of the Government's National Broadband Plan are in trouble after SSE pulled out of a consortium bidding for the contract.
The Government is exploring ways of capping the damages awarded by courts in personal injury...
Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said staff who moderate content on all social media...
FIANNA Fáil has seen its support drop according to a poll that is to be published in full tomorrow.
FORMER Minister Martin O’Donoghue has been remembered as a “true gentleman” who had a “long and distinguished career”.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin remain at odds over when to begin talks on renewing the Confidence and Supply...
Ireland would be the worst-affected country in Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit with fears for the economy and potential job losses.
Gavin Duffy's property empire may be gone, but one prime piece of real estate he has kept is Kilsharvan House in the rambling Co Meath countryside.
Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy offloaded a substantial property portfolio to settle borrowings from a string of investments from the 1990s and the boom years.
A Fianna Fáil TD paid almost €10,000 for public relations advice from presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy's company.
A Sinn Féin councillor has quit the party claiming he had been the victim of an "unrelenting bullying campaign".
Communities around the country have been hit with a worrying increase in thuggery, harassment and vandalism amid a surge in offences linked to anti-social behaviour.
THE senior judge who oversaw the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse is to chair the next phase of the Disclosures Tribunal.
Fianna Fail's decision on whether or not to renew the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael will hinge on delivery in solving crises in health and housing, not "neat electoral timetables".
Minister Denis Naughten has revealed he is prepared to sign nomination papers to allow a candidate to get on the ballot paper to challenge President Michael D Higgins.
Micheal Martin has claimed the Government's contingency planning on Brexit is "late in the day" and raised concern over relations between Dublin and London, which he said are "poor".
THE involvement of religious organisations in the school system should be debated by a Citizens' Assembly according to the Labour Party.
The State spent €16.9m on rent for embassies, consulates and housing for diplomats in 2017, as the Department of Foreign Affairs grappled with escalating costs in the rental market worldwide.
Seventeen additional legal actions over cervical cancer have been revealed in what has been described as another "dent in confidence" in the health system.
Communications Minister Denis Naughten has rowed back on plans to appoint a digital safety watchdog this year, blaming "complexities" in the legislation.
President Michael D Higgins took a step closer to a second term in office last night as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced Fine Gael will actively support his candidacy.
An expert in data privacy has warned it would not be possible to police a ban on convicted sex offenders using dating apps as proposed by Fine Gael.
Fine Gael will actively campaign for Michael D Higgins to serve a second term as the President.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has signalled that Fine Gael councillors won't be allowed to support the nomination of independent candidates for the presidency if the party backs Michael D Higgins for another seven-year term.
Governance of the Garda appears to have developed so that the "buck stops nowhere".
THE number of disputes over rental accommodation has grown by 250pc in a decade according to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB).
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has announced he will seek a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin.
HEALTH Minister Simon Harris is expected to bring the proposed law to allow for abortions in Ireland to Cabinet today.
Health service staff could face dismissal under an investigation set to be carried out in the wake of the cervical cancer scandal.
Almost 60pc of women affected by the cervical screening scandal who have sought their smear test records for independent examination have yet to receive them.
TERMINALLY-ILL mother-of-five Emma Mhic Mhathúna has said she is "heartbroken" to discover that her cancer has spread to her brain.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has denied there has been a "ministerial go-slow" in appointing judges due to Shane Ross's drive to reform the system for selecting them.
The creation of private companies by some of RTÉ's top earners is used "primarily for the purpose of reducing their exposure to income tax" documents prepared for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) claim.
Transport Minister Shane Ross has been accused of seeking reform of how judges are appointed due to "dissatisfaction" over a court case where he was the plaintiff.
Rural independent TDs have vowed to attend a special sitting of the Dáil this Friday as they continue their opposition to Minister Shane Ross's drink-driving crackdown.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar heads up a Cabinet where men outnumber women by three-to-one.
PEOPLE who waste water during the hosepipe ban face the threat of being brought to court - as the head of Irish Water warns that the country is now in a crisis situation.
Leo Varadkar has confirmed he contacted Independent TD Michael Lowry to seek his support for the Dáil vote where he was elected Taoiseach.
European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee insists the EU won't "sell us down the river" over Brexit.
Two Fianna Fáil TDs have questioned the party's decision to back President Michael D Higgins for a second term.
Concerns were raised yesterday at the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) about the massive backlog of tax appeals cases.
Communities are not able to avail of a CCTV scheme aimed at deterring rural crime due to issues over who is responsible for the data and the need to raise a chunk of the cash themselves, TDs have claimed.
THE British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference is to meet next month amid the continuing stalemate in re-establishing the power-sharing institutions in the North.
IRELAND will have to "hold its nerve" as Brexit talks continue over the summer, Tánaiste Simon Coveny has warned.
CervicalCheck is paying out nearly €7m a year to the three labs contracted to carry out screening, new documents reveal.
THE Taoiseach has accused Sinn Féin’s position on the appointment of a new Garda Commissioner of being “almost in the space of trying to undermine confidence” in him before he’s even taken up office.
Micheál Martin has called on the Taoiseach to publish details of any assistance given to controversial TD Michael Lowry and other Independents in return for their support of the government.
After his trial Michael Lowry said his family, staff and the people of Tipperary have been loyal in their support for him "during 22 years of absolute turmoil".
State funding for Scouting Ireland has been temporarily restored after the organisation pledged to act on recommendations following a review ordered by Children's Minister Katherine Zappone.
Potential presidential candidate Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh has said President Michael D Higgins should have declared whether or not he will seek a second term "long before now".
Culture Minister Josepha Madigan plans to tell Pope Francis that the Church should be ordaining women and priests should have the option to marry.
The boss of the Department of Foreign Affairs has apologised for delays in the passport service that have seen some applications take up to two months to process.
Rules for allocating rural school transport places must be reviewed as the system based on how close a pupil lives to a school is "awful silly", bus chiefs have been told.
A Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting has heard calls for Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt to be sacked.
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 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 ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 taking place in Ireland over the last couple of decades".
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.
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.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says plans to raise the compulsory retirement age for civil servants will help address the looming "retirement cliff".
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.