HSE national director for acute hospitals Liam Woods. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The names of five hospitals about which allegations of procurement irregularities were made to An Garda Síochána and senior Ministers last year have b(...)

Allegations set out in an  RTÉ Investigations Unit programme regarding  the publicly funded St Vincent’s University Hospital are understood not to have  been included in an  original letter from a whistleblower sent to  Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  File photograph: Dave Meehan

While a number of investigations into allegations of procurement irregularities in hospitals were under way before the Prime Time report by the RTÉ In(...)

In a leaked email that caused embarrassment to the Labour leadership, party whip Emmet Stagg expressed the view that the policy initiative of his party leader was a “bad decision”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:19

Labour whip Emmet Stagg’s opposition to Tánaiste Joan Burton’s policy of transferring 30,000 single parents from the lone parent’s allowance is shared(...)

Emmet Stagg, chief whip of the Labour party, criticised the lone parent welfare cuts. 3:19

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil in a row over lone parent welfare cuts and comments by Labour chief whip Emmet Stagg in an email criticising t(...)

Emmet Stagg: “I simply fail to see how cutting the income of the very ones who are making a real effort to improve the lot of their families and themselves helps.”

Fianna Fáil has accused Labour Party whip Emmet Stagg of “duplicity” because his private view on changes to lone parents’ allowances is strongly oppos(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said Irish consular officials had visited Ibrahim Halawa more than 40 times, the most recent visit earlier this week.

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil in a row over the Government’s handling of efforts to secure the release of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa from (...)

Review of previous studies does not give us clear-cut answers in respect of many of the claimed negative health effects of fluoridation

The addition of fluoride to drinking water supplies is an issue that arouses passionate opposition among a vocal minority and some befuddlement in the(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Government of adopting a “slippery, sleeveen’’ approach to sale of Aer Lingus. 3:36

The sale of the State’s share in Aer Lingus will create employment, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has insisted in the Dáil. “It is envisaged (...)

The academic, political activist and Tara campaigner Dr Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin, who has died aged 59, campaigned strongly for social justice issues th(...)

Micheál Martin: suggested the Government give serious consideration to establishing a commission of inquiry into the allegations aired on ‘Spotlight’.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was a man on a mission.He doesn’t usually do Opposition Leaders’ Questions on a Thursday. But he was present yesterd(...)