FAI remain silent on who signed off statement saying board were aware of €100k 'bridging loan'
THE FAI has refused to clarify who wrote and signed off on a statement which wrongly said its board had been kept "fully informed" about a...
THE FAI has refused to clarify who wrote and signed off on a statement which wrongly said its board had been kept "fully informed" about a...
The number of paternity leave payouts dipped by 10pc last year with take-up among dads remaining slow, new figures show.
The joint Oireachtas committee will today discuss with the FAI a governance review that led to the creation of the new role of executive vice president and the appointment of John Delaney...
Interviews conducted as part of a review of FAI governance saw a suggestion emerge that the incoming CEO need not have such a high profile.
The FAI is set to lose out on more than €1.4m this year after Sport Ireland suspended funding to the association amid concerns it did not obey State funding rules.
THE FAI have indicated that John Delaney and senior board members will attend Wednesday's hearing in the Dail with the Oireachtas Committee on Sport.
Coalition partners Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance look set to clash over a demand for pensioners to be exempt from paying the Local Property Tax (LPT).
Health Minister Simon Harris will stand over his decision to offer free repeat smear tests to women during the CervicalCheck scandal, insisting it matched advice given by his top medical adviser.
Ireland's newest political party has called for a debate around "sustainable migration" and has accused the Government of not using EU powers to control inward migration.
Junior Defence Minister Paul Kehoe has become the latest politician to be targeted by protesters at his home.
IRA abuse victim Máiría Cahill has branded the rule that caused her to withdraw from the local elections in Northern Ireland a "fiasco".
IRA abuse victim and SDLP councillor Máiría Cahill has withdrawn from the upcoming local elections in Northern Ireland due to a rule which stipulates she would have to make her address public.
A government minister has rejected the suggestion that Ireland is "in denial" over the reality of...
A member of the Oireachtas committee which is due to question John Delaney and FAI representatives sat alongside members of the organisation's board last night as Mr Delaney...
FAI board members declined to comment on the crisis that has enveloped Irish football as the association refused to confirm who will attend...
Sport Ireland have announced they have decided to "suspend and withhold future funding" to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).
The FAI president has admitted the organisation’s previous explanations for the €100,000 loan by former CEO John Delaney did “not accurately reflect the board’s level of awareness” about the money.
The Government has been accused of failure in relation to making it illegal for people to travel to join Isil and other terror groups.
Unscrupulous companies that force people to falsely register as self-employed are being warned inspections are set to ramp up as part of a Government crackdown.
OPENING remarks prepared for an Oireachtas committee hearing by the FAI’s president Donal Conway offers no extra clarity on the circumstances around a loan given to the organisation by former CEO John Delaney.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is to make a last-ditch attempt at shepherding the UK out of the EU as she seeks a compromise with the Labour Party.
There are several Irish people in the Syrian camp where Dundalk woman Lisa Smith is being held, according to local information.
Health Minister Simon Harris was blindsided by a letter detailing a virtual recruitment freeze in the HSE.
DEFENCE Minister Paul Kehoe has become the latest minister to be targeted by protesters at his home.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated it is not unusual for the FAI to help TDs secure tickets to matches and said this should not lead to any TD stepping back from quizzing the organisation.
GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the EU will “simply have to” find a way of preventing a border on this island in the event of a hard Brexit.
Separating couples who are "trapped" in the same house despite a marriage breakdown may still be able to secure a divorce two years after the marriage ends.
Schools have been accused of scaremongering over claims that switching from a Catholic ethos would mean they could no longer mark events such as Christmas, Shrove Tuesday and St Patrick's Day.
John Delaney has hit out at his critics, saying the FAI decided to create his new role as executive vice-president as he was working "three jobs".
THE FAI has not sufficiently explained the reasons for a €100,000 loan given to it by its former CEO John Delaney, the body which oversees its State funding has said.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has apologised for posing with a banner which read 'England get out of Ireland'.
SINN Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has apologised for posing with a banner which read ‘England get out of Ireland’.
Facebook has pledged to clamp down on political advertising to safeguard against interference ahead of May's European elections.
Former President Mary McAleese has said Brexit has provided an unexpected opportunity to reframe the debate on Irish unity.
The Taoiseach's trip to this year's elite Davos forum in the Swiss Alps cost taxpayers almost €19,000.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar will meet French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week as the massive uncertainty over Brexit continues.
The potential for two time-zones on the island of Ireland has moved closer to reality after MEPs voted to scrap daylight savings time in the EU.
Ireland will vote for a third time in a divorce referendum in just eight weeks.
Three-in-four people who have had their pension entitlements reviewed were found to have been hit with an anomaly that has seen them short-changed.
EU council President Donald Tusk said yesterday Britain would have to pass the Brexit withdrawal agreement before the EU would grant a short extension.
It's been a busy Brexit week - what has happened now?
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has refused to clarify if CEO John Delaney will attend an Oireachtas committee hearing next month.
The first cracks in the EU's unified stance on Brexit have emerged as France, Spain and Belgium are resisting giving British Prime Minister Theresa May an extension to the official exit date.
Theresa May has requested a 'short extension' to delay Brexit until June 30.
Fianna Fáil is expected to add two TDs to its all-male ticket for the European elections, the Irish Independent has learned.
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May looks set to gamble on challenging MPs to choose between her divorce deal or a crash out Brexit.
Tanáiste Simon Coveney has warned the UK it must offer a detailed and persuasive plan if it wants to avail of a lengthy delay to Brexit.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar is meeting with EU Council President Donald Tusk in Dublin today.
People looking up information online about sensitive medical issues including abortion and sexual infections have been tracked by private companies because the HSE includes what's described as a privacy 'Trojan horse' in its own webpages.
The Oireachtas Transport and Sport Committee will seek legal advice on the contents of a letter from an alleged whistleblower it has received in relation to the FAI.
Tributes have been paid to former Fianna Fáil junior minister Jackie Fahey who has died aged 91.
The board leading the development of the new National Children's Hospital has refused to release an internal report into the cost escalation.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will be forced to seek an extension to the Brexit deadline as the UK continues to grapple with yet more political turmoil.
Another day, another Brexit plot twist - and this one looks set to make the uphill climb towards a deal even more perilous.
Transport Minister Shane Ross is under fire over the readiness of the country's main ports to cope in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
TRIBUTES have been paid to former junior minister Jackie Fahey who has passed away aged 91.
Theresa May's hopes of a breakthrough appear to be fading despite crunch talks with the DUP.
The Irish Embassy in Chicago is seeking answers as to how both Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and MMA fighter Conor McGregor both led the city's famous St Patrick's Day parade.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been described as "an embarrassment" for marching behind a banner in New York which read "England Get Out Of Ireland".
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday said it is right that members of the British armed forces are held to account for incidents during the Troubles after a soldier was charged with murder over Bloody Sunday.
Tributes have been paid to former Fine Gael minister Richie Ryan, who has died aged 90.
Homeowners in Dublin are in line to see a greater cut to their property tax rate compared with the rest of the country, under proposals being considered by the Government.
Leo Varadkar's latest intervention on the local property tax will be welcomed by anxious homeowners - but he could do more to put their minds at ease.
A Brexit extension must not lead to a "scenario of rolling cliff edges" that would hit the economic stability of Europe, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to learn this weekend the ultimate price of passing her Brexit divorce deal as the DUP outlines its final demands.
European capitals seem to all be singing off essentially the same hymn sheet this week: a lengthy delay to Brexit can only be granted if there is a pathway out of the chaotic deadlock that has frozen British politics to date.
The DUP is locked in negotiations this weekend as beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to win its support for her deal to leave the EU.
A Brexit delay has been put firmly on the agenda but as Theresa May scrambles to revive her deal there will be some here with an eye on the House of Commons and another on the calendar, musing over the timing of a general election.
The Armageddon scenario of a crash-out Brexit in two weeks appears to have been narrowly avoided - but a battle looms in Europe on how long of a reprieve to give the UK.
What exactly happened last night?
The Bloody Sunday families have said the prosecution of just one soldier was a "terrible disappointment" almost five decades after the killings.
The child and family agency TUSLA says it is "satisfied" Scouting Ireland are making progress towards addressing their recommendations.
Ireland's 'bad bank' Nama has been urged to verify all so-called 'section 172' declarations that claim buyers of assets are not connected to the original developers by the Dáil's powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
British politicians now face the stark choice of actively pursuing a no-deal Brexit or begging the EU to allow them to stall the process.
A group of Conservative MPs including Jacob Rees Moggs have joined forces with the DUP’s Nigel Dodds to formally propose that Brexit be delayed until May 22.
The budget overrun in the new National Children's Hospital is not an isolated incident, new figures show.
The UK Government has secured "legally-binding" changes to the Brexit deal after Theresa May made a last-minute dash to Strasbourg for talks on the eve of a crucial vote in the House of Commons.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has backtracked on his claim that ensuring property taxes remain stable will be "simply a case of adjusting the bands".
The Government will meet today to sign off on some key measures to promote gender equality. It is a nod to International Women's Day - complete, naturally, with lots of announcements.
Motorists have been urged to contact their insurers as more than one million green cards are expected to be issued so drivers can cross the Border after Brexit.
TRANSPORT Minister Shane Ross has apologised for comparing a female TD to a “donkey” whom he contrasted with her “thoroughbred” colleagues.
Transport Minister Shane Ross will today insist that the cost of the A5 road to Derry will be met, despite the escalation of the National Children's Hospital budget.
Tech companies are not going far enough to protect political debate from interference ahead of the European elections, an EU Commissioner has warned.
The Taoiseach has poured cold water on proposals that would allow banned motorists to drive to work while disqualified due to drink-driving.
Senior staff in the Department of Health were quarantined for several hours after an envelope containing white powder was sent to Health Minister Simon Harris.
The Department of Health was evacuated earlier today after a suspicious package was sent to Health Minister Simon Harris.
Like a cast from a dystopian black comedy, we have watched the key players in Brexit play up to their various reputations as the Brexit shambles slowly unfolded. Here we look at everything you need to know about the main actors.
GRANT aid to cover the cost of insurance for rural hackney drivers will be provided under a pilot scheme in a bid to boost the number of rural taxis.
THE European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that he was trying his utmost to ensure there was a deal on Brexit, though he reiterated the Irish backstop could not be renegotiated.
As the Dáil last night debated emergency legislation for a worst-case Brexit, there was hope in Government circles that the planned sequence of votes in the House of Commons could prevent a no-deal scenario.
The mother of two young boys who were murdered by their father says putting a mental health diagnosis on Alan Hawe is a "dangerous thing to do" as it almost excuses his actions.
Workers are line for pay increases of up to 7pc over the next two years, Central Bank forecasts predict.
Fianna Fáil's Barry Andrews has ruled out adding a running mate as he prepares to win the first Dublin seat for his party in Europe for over a decade.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has pushed back yet another key vote on her divorce deal, fuelling speculation she is trying to run down the clock in a bid to force her deal through.
Not having women on the ballot paper has probably never done too much harm to political parties in the past on a bald assessment.
Fianna Fail has warned that the gloves are set to come off once Brexit happens, with the party set to increase pressure on the Government.
Fine Gael has designed three distinctly different candidate posters in case a general election is held on the same day as the local and European votes.
FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used his Ard Fhéis address to urge members to row in behind the party’s decision to keep Fine Gael in power in light of Brexit.
There will be “a special place in hell” for people calling for a border poll in Ireland without a plan on how to deliver it, the Fianna Fail Ard Fhéis was told.
FIANNA FÁIL leader Micheál Martin has said it was “unchristian” for a priest to refuse one of his TDs communion.
FIANNA FÁIL leader Micheal Martin has ruled out an election in 2019, irrespective of any Brexit extension.
The escalating cost of the new National Children's Hospital was not revealed in official documents supplied to Fianna Fáil during Confidence and Supply talks - even after the €1.4bn construction price was confirmed.
Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has denied he ordered the killing of innocent farmer Tom Oliver by the IRA in 1991.
The Children's Hospital debacle took another very public twist yesterday which has added to the Government's woes in relation to its handling of the project.
A change of contractor for the building of the National Children's Hospital would cost at least €150m and see the project delayed by another 18 months.
The construction company building the National Children’s Hospital has offered to withdraw from the project if the hospital board want it to.
The team leading the development of the National Children's Hospital sent a person to Australia on a fact-finding mission amid concerns about cost issues.
The board driving the development of the National Children's Hospital wrote on two occasions to the contractors of the hospital after "alarm" was raised over the frequency of health and safety incidents.
An initial report into the massive over-run for the children's hospital budget raised questions about the role of the design team in the escalation, the Dáil has heard.
Health Minister Simon Harris has said some costings of the National Children's Hospital plans had been "clearly completely misestimated".
The main nurses’ union is recommending that its 37,000 members back a pay deal that halted a three-day strike this week.
There are contractors who "quite frankly" should never be hired for another major project, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
Both women in a lesbian couple will be able to register as parents of a baby conceived with the help of a sperm donor under proposed legislation.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will update parliament today on her progress with Brussels, as the EU moved to press her to work with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
We've been talking about the Children's Hospital all week - what is going on?