Former  minister Pat Carey: has “absolutely and unconditionally” denied “any impropriety” after sexual abuse allegations against a politician, adding  he did not know if  allegations related to him. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has appointed TD Billy Kelleher as the party’s director of elections for next year’s general election, following th(...)

Tim Collins has been active in the media sector for more than a decade.

Newstalk has appointed Ocean FM head Tim Collins as its chief executive, subject to regulatory approval. As well as leading Northwest-based Ocean FM, (...)

Leo Varadkar: “Those who wish to do private practice in their own time should be allowed to do so, provided they honour the terms of their public contract.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over the last decade or so, going back to Mary Harney’s time as Minster for Health, the State has sought to exert greater control over the working arr(...)

A file image from 1988 showing Pauline O’Hara (left), Mrs Bridget O’Hara (centre), and Mrs Mary Nolan who protective masks distributed yesterday by local GP, Dr Conor O’Hanlon, in a protest at Government inactivity over smog levels in Dublin. A smoky coal ban was introduced in the city in 1990. Photograph: The Irish Times

There will be a nationwide ban on smoky coal within the next year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. However, Mr Kelly said that Iris(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A State-wide ban on the sale and use of bituminous or “smoky” coal is expected to be announced by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly on Monday. T(...)

Mary Harney, who helped push through the ban on ‘smoky coal’ in Dublin in 1990. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In September 1990, following a series of winters during which Dublin city was engulfed in thick black smog, a ban on the sale, marketing, and distribu(...)

Leo Varadkar: Wins kudos for his straight-talking. Photograph: The Irish Times

Leo Varadkar has steadied a shaky health ship since becoming minister in July 2014 but he has struggled to make in-roads in tackling the deep-seated p(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly: Ended up, on occasion, being publicly blamed for decisions forced on him by others in the Cabinet. Photograph: The Irish Times

Before he was appointed as minister for health, James Reilly made a startling prophecy about his time in office. “I know there will be blood on the fl(...)

The HSE confirmed at the weekend that it was examining a new GP initiative. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive is considering a new scheme of incentives to GPs to encourage more cost-efficient prescribing of drugs. The HSE has t(...)

It may be surprising to many under the age of 40, but when Dr Cyril Daly, who has died aged 82, first began in 1967 to campaign for the abolition of c(...)