The delay means the process of bringing in new laws covering many areas will not come into effect as early as hoped. Photograph: Getty Images

A delay in publishing the Bill to criminalise buying sexual services is “disappointing” and “regrettable” said rights groups. It had been anticipated (...)

 Frank Feighan: ‘Roscommon hospital will always be associated with my name.’  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan has confirmed he will not contest the next general election. Mr Feighan, who faced a tough re-election bid in the Roscomm(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has told Independent TD Denis Naughten that the Government has spent thousands of euro on electronic tags for sex offenders which are going unused. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government has spent thousands of euro on electronic tags for sex offenders which are going unused due to a legislative delay. More than €100,000(...)

Parents can register their children for the Under-6s Free GP Care from Monday, June 15th onwards. File photograph: Getty Images

Some 60 per cent of doctors have signed up to the scheme for free GP care for under-6s, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. Parents can regist(...)

Minister of State Paudie Coffey said “strong progress” had been made with more than two-thirds of unfinished estates of the more than 3,000 registered by local authorities in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

State-owned IBRC and insurance companies licensed by the State are refusing to honour bonds to allow the completion of unfinished estates where dev(...)

Yes Equality Roscommon said it ‘watched in envy as well-known politicians in almost every other area in the country got publicly and deeply involved in the campaigns in their areas’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Yes Equality Roscommon campaign has blamed local politicians for the No vote in the county. Roscommon-South Leitrim was the only constituency in t(...)

It’s not easy being a Yes Rossie in these post-referendum days, where but to think is to be full of sorrow and to be in a place where primrose and blu(...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ‘We will always have locums.’  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

About 100 of the thousands of X-rays and other scans reviewed because of errors identified in the work of three locum radiologists required a follow-(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said further reviews would be necessary in a number of other hospitals where the locums worked. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The locum radiologist at the centre of a major recall of patients at Cavan Monaghan Hospital was not on the specialist register of the Medical Counci(...)