Lack of money for social welfare hikes means we can't increase RTÉ funding either - Bruton
Funding to RTÉ cannot be increased because of the implications of a hard Brexit and the Government's inability to increase social welfare payments,...
Funding to RTÉ cannot be increased because of the implications of a hard Brexit and the Government's inability to increase social welfare payments,...
Funding to RTÉ cannot be increased next year because of the implications of a hard Brexit and the Government’s inability to offer bonus social...
There were angry scenes in the Dáil after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar rounded on Fianna Fáil and accused it of failing people with disabilities in the past.
The family of a homeless chef beaten to death in Cork have pleaded for anyone with information about the killing to contact gardaí.
Protesters who prevented meat industry representatives from attending a Beef Taskforce meeting this week have been criticised by the...
Almost a third of the Government's major flood relief schemes are delayed, with some projects already three years behind schedule.
Ministers have been advised to use their response to the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) tickets scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics as a template for managing the current FAI crisis.
Nine people were injured after falling from the trailer of a lorry in Co Wicklow on Saturday night as they celebrated a GAA victory.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has put his party on an election footing tonight with a series of stinging criticisms of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Government’s record on housing and health.
A major international law firm has confirmed that one of its trainee employees is being investigated over a "highly offensive" text messaging group about female student solicitors.
When it comes to our drinking habits, it appears we are reluctant as a nation to stray from the old reliables.
UEFA has failed to back former FAI chief executive John Delaney this weekend in the wake of his departure from the embattled football association.
IRFU and Sport Ireland officials met last year to discuss the potential to carry out drug testing in schools rugby, new documents show.
JOHN DELANEY has resigned from the FAI, with a brief four-paragraph statement confirming the end of the Waterford man's relationship with Irish football's governing body.
High Court actions taken by a number of meat factories against protesting beef farmers have been discontinued, court documents lodged last week...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned against the impact of high insurance pay-outs, saying they have a “real world impact” across society.
Protesters who blockaded the Department of Agriculture - preventing meat industry representatives from attending a Beef Taskforce meeting yesterday - have been criticised by the agriculture minister for using “intimidatory tactics”.
The Taoiseach has been criticised for giving the Dáil personal details about the life of a homeless man who was killed in Cork at the weekend.
Labour and Sinn Féin are happy for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to call an early election, saying they feel the country could go to the polls once Brexit is finalised.
Ireland remain in contention to top their Rugby World Cup pool and avoid a quarter final against New Zealand after organisers last night decided the final Group A game should not fall foul of Typhoon Hagibis.
A major international law firm has confirmed that one of its employees is being investigated over a "highly offensive" text messaging group about female trainee solicitors.
A major international law firm has confirmed that one of its employees is being investigated over a “highly offensive” text messaging group about female trainee solicitors.
Law students are to be given special “educational inputs” after an offensive text messaging group about female trainee solicitors was uncovered at the Law Society.
PARENTS will benefit from a commitment to increase funding for early learning and childcare by €54m in Budget 2020.
Parents will benefit from a commitment to increase funding for early learning and childcare by €54m in Budget 2020.
A teenage cyclist is in a serious condition in hospital following a collision with a bus in Dublin.
A power outage at the Department of Agriculture created massive upheaval last week. It had nothing to do with talks to end the ongoing row over beef prices, Brexit or climate change.
It is almost 40 years since then-taoiseach Charles Haughey warned: "As a community we are living away beyond our means." For many, the same applies to French rugby, where cash-rich owners have flooded the game with millions of euro to attract the cream of playing talent.
Will I still be able to get my medical prescriptions filled? Yes. Last week Michael Gove, the UK minister in charge of planning for a no-deal Brexit, suggested medicine shortages would hit Ireland if Britain leaves Europe without a deal.
A year ago, Simon Zebo moved to Paris with his partner and their two young children, knowing it was unlikely he would be hopping on a plane to represent Ireland any time soon.
More than a third of trainee GPs (35.1pc) are considering emigrating because of concerns about their quality of life and the "viability of general practice" in Ireland.
The last place picketing beef farmers would expect to find support is from an environmentalist millionaire businessman who thinks we should move away from the cow and look to vegetables, solar power and green technology to protect Ireland's future.
More than 230,000 patients will be left scrambling for a new GP, because of the looming retirement of hundreds of doctors, according to new research.
More than 230,000 patients will be left scrambling for a new GP because of the imminent retirement of hundreds of doctors in the coming years, according to new research.
Today is not about the five in a row, the drive to deprive the five, or even the occasion itself. It's not about Jim Gavin. It's not about Peter Keane and it's not even about Sam Maguire. It is about life outside of that.
The phone rings four times before it is mercifully answered by a kind, compassionate voice. Soon the woman's tone turns regretful.
Almost half of the country's GP practices are operating at maximum capacity and cannot take on new patients, a Sunday Independent investigation has found.
It is five months since Sinead O'Meara was last at home. It is five months since she was able to go to college, meet her friends for a drink, or brush her own hair. For most of the past five months Sinead has been a prisoner trapped in her own body. Five months ago her life changed forever.
One of the country's biggest football clubs has told the Government that the FAI's "toxic" brand and corporate governance issues must be addressed to restore public faith in Irish football.
The Government has been warned Ireland's security is being compromised and will be threatened further in the wake of Brexit, with disastrous knock-on effects for foreign direct investment because of underspending in the Defence Forces.
More consistent and realistic education programmes for young people are needed to tackle dangerous drug use, according to a leading addiction expert within the health service.
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is confident of making progress in the dispute between farmers and beef processors as both sides prepare to meet tomorrow.
TV licence reforms must give households the option to pay the charge in instalments, to help families cope with the cost of sending children to school or cope with other bills, Fianna Fail has said.
A leading economist has warned "winter is coming", with a hard Brexit set to bring cross-border trade to a standstill on the island and cost the economy more than €10m every day.
Tipperary County Council will reject the advances of former Presidential candidate Peter Casey as he looks to buy the homes at the centre of a row that overshadowed last year's election.
One man has been arrested and gardaí are looking for a second suspect following a high-speed chase through Dublin's north inner city.
To those who had seen former Taoiseach Enda Kenny's interactions with Facebook officials during his time in power, it was no surprise when an internal company document referenced the Mayoman's "great relationship" with the company.
The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) has criticised Sport Ireland saying the body has a "lack of understanding" about the watchdog's ongoing investigation in to the FAI.
Gambling bodies are concerned an increase in the maximum wager allowed on betting machines would lead to increased money laundering, according to correspondence seen by the Sunday Independent.
Ireland would not co-host next year's European Football Championships in Dublin if Uefa and Fifa take the nuclear option to suspend the FAI's membership over claims of political interference in its elections.
A young Paul McCartney woke up, fell out of bed and dragged a comb across his head in the Beatles' classic A Day in the Life, but had the song been set in post-hard Brexit Ireland, his famous morning routine would have been very different.
The Green Party has issued a coalition come-and-get-me plea to Fine Gael and Fianna Fail after its members voted in favour of forming a coalition government after the next election at its annual convention yesterday.
Businessman Peter Casey said he will offer €1m this week to buy the unoccupied homes in Tipperary that led to the Traveller row which dominated last year's Presidential election.
Barrister and political commentator Noel Whelan's passion for fairness and the love he shared with his family were remembered at his funeral Mass yesterday.
President Michael D Higgins was among those who paid their respects to barrister, campaigner, writer and political advisor Noel Whelan at his funeral mass in Dublin today.
The gaming industry has hit out at new laws allowing stakes on addictive betting machines 333 times more than is currently permitted, saying it will devastate families.
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has defended European Commissioner Phil Hogan's role in the Mercosur trade agreement as he moved to blame Fianna Fail's European group for a deal that threatens Irish beef exports.
Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty has weighed in strongly behind the introduction of online verification codes for using adult websites and social media platforms.
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has defended European Commissioner Phil Hogan’s role in the Mercosur trade agreement as he moved to blame Fianna Fail’s European Group for a deal that threatens Irish beef exports.
Telecoms firm Eir has been accused of throwing “figures around like confetti” and confusing taxpayers in a row over the cost of the National Broadband Plan (NBP).
The GAA has tried to reassure members their data is safe after the company responsible for managing its information on memberships, fixtures and competitions was placed into administration.
A community have expressed their shock after a two-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run incident in Cork.
The actor Tom Jordan, best known for playing Charlie Kelly in RTE drama Fair City, has died.
The Government is coming under pressure to oppose a new EU trade deal which would cut food prices for consumers but have potentially disastrous implications for Irish farmers.
High summer temperatures will continue this week but without the blistering sun that blazed the country at the end of last week, according to Met Eireann.
Former Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring has defended spending by State-owned Dublin Port Company after it paid for him to travel to the US to speak at a fundraiser for his local GAA club.
Fishermen in Greystones, Co Wicklow, took to the water around the town's marina yesterday in protest over a decade-long dispute about access to the harbour.
Free public transport initiatives and schemes to reduce the number of journeys taken by people every day should have formed a key plank of the Government's new Climate Action plan, according to a leading researcher.
Landlords will face fines under proposed new laws if they fail to deal with complaints about tenants making lives a misery for neighbours.
New laws to clamp down on insurance fraud would see people found guilty of perjury face up to 10 years in prison and fines of €100,000, under proposals by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.
Energy providers will be forced to tell customers how to reduce household bills under measures in the Government's new Climate Change Action Plan.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted he “has the measure of” US president Donald Trump after their meeting in Co Clare earlier this month.
Former Ireland international Paul McShane tied the knot with his sweetheart Gemma Shreeves at a special ceremony at St Patrick’s Church, Kilquade, in his native Co Wicklow today surrounded by friends and family.
Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has returned as chairperson of the Oireachtas Housing Committee, while the party awaits the outcome of an internal review into a personal injuries claim she took against a hotel.
Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said it was up to individual members of the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee to decide whether they wanted to apologise to former Rehab boss Angela Kerins.
FINE Gael TD Maria Bailey is back at work amid controversy over her personal injury case.
Banks need to change how they lend money to customers seeking to renovate homes so climate change targets can be met, according to EU officials.
We do things differently in Kerry. A question gets answered with a question. People hold on to traditions of the past to milk dollars from tourists with horses and carts while they bemoan the lack of a good road network and decent broadband.
Homelessness organisations warned against complacency as they fear increases in the number of people in emergency accommodation will make the public believe the issue cannot be solved.
Council staff are to be used to monitor Airbnb homeowners to make sure they do not flout new planning laws to clamp down on short-term letting.
Homelessness increased again last month with almost 10,400 people in emergency accommodation, according to new figures from the Department of Housing.
A Brexit limbo means new Fianna Fáil MEP Barry Andrews faces a wait before he can take up his seat in the European Parliament after he was elected yesterday.
Independent TD Clare Daly has won Dublin’s third seat in the European Parliament after the counting of votes finished at the RDS count centre.
SITTING TD Clare Daly is on course to secure the direct flight to Brussels amid recounts and legal rows in Dublin.
With all the talk of the Green Wave, it was easy to overlook the fact that the tide also came in for women in the local elections.
Two candidates who ran in a European and local election will be able to fall back on city or county council seats after failing to secure a ticket to Brussels.
A legal row erupted at the European Election count centre in Dublin last night as Barry Andrews and Clare Daly battled it out for the last certain seat and to avoid taking the extra "cold storage" seat created by Brexit.
A legal row erupted at the European Election count centre in Dublin tonight as Barry Andrews and Clare Daly battle it out for the last certain seat and to avoid taking the extra ‘cold storage’ seat created by Brexit.
Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn has compared People Before Profit to Isis and the Taliban, following a tense battle with the party to retain his seat.
The Greens European candidate Ciarán Cuffe has topped the poll in Dublin, but had yet to be elected when counting was suspended last night.
Cathal Haughey, the grandson of former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey, has failed to secure a seat on Dublin City Council after a number of Fianna Fáil votes in the area were spoiled.
Ballymun-Finglas councillor Noeleen Reilly, who left Sinn Féin last year amid allegations of “physical assaults, verbal abuse, total isolation, smear campaigns”, said she feared the decision would cost her her council seat.
More than 200 homes worth more than €1m each were sold in the first three months of this year, new figures show.
Fine Gael's first election under Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's stewardship was an underwhelming one, with Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton saying the party is coming under increasing pressure to address environmental concerns.
A cacophony of barking fills my mother's house in Killarney and is swiftly followed by her, exasperated, asking: "What's riled the dogs now?"
An Irish car company has signed a €40m deal to produce electric versions of Jaguar's classic E-Type cars.
The schoolgirl who confronted Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last week about the National Broadband Plan said she felt obliged to do so after seeing how improved internet access has changed her life.
The Government has spent €1.2bn throughout the housing crisis buying up almost 7,200 privately built homes, directly competing with first-time buyers in the property market, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
A major housing survey shows renters under the age of 50 feel they are worst hit by the housing crisis because they live in insecure and unaffordable accommodation.
TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney insisted the €5bn National Broadband Plan would not prove another National Children's Hospital costs debacle for the Government.
The government has been accused in the Dáil of dragging its heels in tackling the insurance crisis after the European Commission launched an investigation into industry practices here.
Nigel Farage has shown the "warped and damaging" impact individual politicians in Brussels can have on domestic issues, according to MEP candidate Clare Daly.
THE European Commission has opened a formal competition probe into Insurance Ireland.
Parents whose children "run riot", tormenting neighbours by engaging in anti-social behaviour, should face fines or have social welfare payments cut to tackle the issue, according to a former defence minister.
Concern is growing in Government that Uefa will need to take an active role in the running of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), the Sunday Independent can reveal.
FIFA officials are set to visit FAI headquarters next Wednesday to discuss corporate governance at the association.
New powers allowing gardaí to seize motorbikes and quad bikes are needed to stop communities being plagued by young people abusing them in housing estates and parks, according to Fianna Fáil TD John Curran.
Labour wants to ban €45m worth of school payments made by families to fund school trips and extra-curricular activities that leave hard-pressed parents feeling “shame” and embarrassment.
Voters pleaded with ministers to intervene in the saga surrounding former FAI chief executive John Delaney's €100,000 loan to his employer, new documents reveal.
Public patients must be guaranteed access to expensive new drugs to prevent pharmaceutical giants gaming the system at the expense of those at the bottom of the health service, according to a leading academic.
The daughter of murder victim Bobby Ryan has said the pain of losing her father forced the family to leave their home and community in Tipperary.
Michelle Ryan, the daughter of slain murder victim Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan, has spoken about the pain of losing her father and leaving her home in Tipperary to try and cope with his death.
Locals in the Black Valley, Co Kerry, have had to get used to the delayed arrival of new technology.
A massive clean-up operation began yesterday after Storm Hannah's gusts which topped 120km/h hammered coastal areas, knocked trees and left thousands of homes without power.
A worrying rise in anti-social behaviour in communities around the country last year was fuelled by a surge in thuggery and harassment in the second half of 2018.