Sinn Féin TD Peadar Toibin alleged duplicity was at the heart of “the Clerys debacle’’. “All the [workers] have received from the Labour Party so far is a two-faced response,’’ he added. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government was undertaking “a very detailed examination of company law” following the closure of the Clerys store in Dublin, Tánaiste Joan Burton (...)

A recent report by the Alone organisation showed more than a third of older people in long-term nursing homes had low to medium dependency needs. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Independent TD Tom Fleming called for the provision of supportive housing and nursing facilities to allow the elderly live in their communities. (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: told the Seanad that an additional €3 million has been provided to facilitate the appointment of 19 staff. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An additional €3 million has been provided to facilitate the appointment of 19 staff dedicated to organ donation across the country, Minister for Hea(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton recalled the IRA’s killing of widow Jean McConville in Belfast, during heated exchanges with the Sinn Féin deputy leader over the(...)

Minister of State for Justice Aodhan Ó Riordáin said a register of lincensees was maintained on the PSRA website.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of unlicensed auctioneers are operating throughout the State, Fine Gael’s Senator Paul Coghlan has said. Mr Coghlan told the Seanad the matte(...)

Joan Burton: ‘We have had a managed process of recovery in this economy’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said there is relief that what is happening in Greece had not happened to Irish people. “We have had a managed process of rec(...)

Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch: hospital is ‘actively recruiting nursing staff’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are difficulties in staffing the new inpatient cystic fibrosis unit in Cork University Hospital, Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch (...)

Minister Paschal Donohoe told the Seanad that tourism numbers were very positive, and more visitors would mean more jobs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Consideration is being given to a repeat of the 2013 Gathering, Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe has said. To boost tourism numbers and generate b(...)

 Enda Kenny: ‘The Minister has given [the banks] a warning.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated that action may be taken against the banks in the next budget if they fail to reduce variable mortgage interest r(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated that action may be taken against the banks in the budget if they fail to reduce variable mortgage interest rates.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated that action may be taken against the banks in the budget if they fail to reduce variable mortgage interest rates. (...)