‘Panti Bliss’ aka Rory O’Neill with John Lyons TD at the Central Count Centre in Dublin Castle, Dublin, where the result of the same sex marriage  referendum was announced. Photograph: PA

All the eastern counties have voted in favour of the amendment on same-sex marriage. This is how it played out in the counties: Meath: “It (...)

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(...)

Speaking at an Oireachtas committee, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said difficult lessons have been learned from events of recent years. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Scandals over recent years have impacted on public trust in An Garda Síochána but ongoing reforms will create a “world class” police service, accordin(...)

Back from the hols: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photograph: Alan Betson

Enda and Joan invited a few people around yesterday afternoon to see in the new political year. There was a good turnout for their press conference in(...)

In some of the complaints it is alleged a lack of care or the poor treatment of now deceased persons contributed to their deaths.

Gardaí are reviewing 700 complaints relating to residential care homes for the disabled and nursing homes for the elderly.The detail of a large volume(...)

Roscommon resident  fills up water containers from a well. File  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Householders in northeast Roscommon will not have clean water until March 2017, more than a year after the next general election, the Dáil has heard.A(...)

Catherine Murphy TD (Ind): “Why did you choose to accept a more expensive option that required us to borrow from the Pension Reserve Fund with massive interest costs?”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A water meter is installed somewhere in Ireland every 30 seconds, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has told the Dáil. Irish Water has installed(...)

Leo Varadkar:  ‘As a member of a party I feel represents middle Ireland, why should we have to pay higher taxes for water when others will be paying nothing?’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said that anti-water charges campaigner Brendan Ogle wants to see middle-class people pay more tax for water.Mr(...)

Fergus O’Dowd said he had made it “exceptionally clear’’ that Irish Water should be a stand-alone company and should not be part of any other company or conglomerate if it had credibility. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd said he threatened to resign as a minister of state with responsibility for Irish Water in a disagreement with its chief ex(...)