Bill O’Herlihy at the launch of his autobiography in 2012, We’ll Leave it There So,  with his wife Hilary and his daughters Sally Conlon (left) and Jill O’Herlihy-Ryan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Bill O’Herlihy, who died yesterday aged 76, had a remarkable career as a newspaper journalist, broadcaster, PR consultant and political adviser. A na(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: has vowed to pass law before summer recess. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is to publish a comprehensive employment strategy for people with a disability within weeks. The Cabinet subcommittee on social policy (...)

The Cari annual report said calls to its helpline over rape and sexual assault had increased by 43 per cent over the past three years.

A significant increase in teenagers committing sexual assaults against other teenagers has been recorded by support organisation Children at Risk in I(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he disagreed with the original plan for the group to be part of the HSE structure. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

  The Department of Health last year halted preparations for the establishment of a new patient safety/advocacy body – one of the key reco(...)

Ready or not: State funding for Accord’s marriage-preparation courses is being cut. Photograph: Getty

What’s all this discord over Accord? The Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is an agency that helps people who are in marriage difficulty or dealin(...)

 Minister for Children Dr James Reilly. Dr Reilly said the Government had ‘no part’ in funding cuts to Catholic marriage support agency Accord. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government had “no hand, act or part” in the cutting of funding to the Catholic marriage support agency Accord, Minister for Children James Reilly(...)

Cavan General Hospital: despite four infant deaths in 30 months and concerns raised about the slow progress of investigations, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said a review of all deaths at the unit was not warranted ‘at this stage’. Photograph: Colm Connaughton

Cavan General Hospital, where a baby died during childbirth on Tuesday, is still investigating three earlier infant deaths that occurred up to thre(...)

Senator Cáit Keane suggested funding for the childcare sector should be provided by Enterprise Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Increasing participation by parents in the workforce should not depend on abuse of the elderly, Fine Gael Senator Cáit Keane said.She told the Seanad(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was replying in the Dáil to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams on the issue of the death of a baby in  Cavan hospital. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Maternity services in Cavan General Hospital were being monitored, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said the Health Information and Quality Autho(...)

Campaigners opposed to a Yes vote in this month’s marriage referendum are fixated with the topic of sex, according to Fine Gael senator Eamonn Coghlan.

Campaigners opposed to a Yes vote in this month’s marriage referendum are fixated with the topic of sex, according to Fine Gael senator Eamonn Coghlan(...)