Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes at Leinster house today where he announced his candidacy in the upcoming European elections. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

With the field for the European election in Dublin now clear, the key question to be settled in May is whether the Opposition can deal a blow the Gove(...)

Irish Medical Organisation representatives Eileen Finn, Marian Hendrick, Patricia Kelly Maloney and Eleanor Byrne at the now closed Mount Carmel Hospital, Churchtown, Dublin, after the appointment of a provisional liquidator. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It was a landmark deal of the boom. In July 2006, Kildare developer Gerry Conlan beat all others with a knock-out €50 million bid to buy Mount Carmel (...)

Jack O’Connor greets me as I step out of the lift on the 15th floor of Siptu’s headquarters at Liberty Hall and tells me to hang a right into his offi(...)

Lucinda Creighton gives an interview on the plinth outside the Dail in July after voting against one of the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Reform Alliance. And in the long run it could turn out to be an eagle. Equally it could very well be a turke(...)

Patients on trolleys
  • Health
  • January 13, 2014, 01:00

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) the number of patients on trolleys across the hospital system has almost doubled in a w(...)

Patricia Ryan who resigned as chief executive of Limerick
City of Culture today

Embattled Limerick City of Culture chief executive Patricia Ryan has resigned saying that “speculation and commentary” about her €120,000 a year post (...)

Artistic director of Limerick City of Culture, Karl Wallace, was appointed to the position last March.

The artistic director of Limerick City of Culture has quit just two days into the city’s reign as Ireland’s first national city of culture.Speculation(...)

David Cameron, the British prime minister, addresses the key health ministers in all G8 countries about the fight against dementia. Photograph: Crown Copyright

For those who care about a better life for those affected by dementia, an early Christmas present came from an unexpected source. The G8, the group of(...)

Patricia Ryan previously worked for  Pat  Cox, who is chairman of the board of Limerick City of Culture 2014, when he was in the European Parliament.

A former mayor of Limerick has heavily criticised the process around the appointment of Pat Cox’s former special adviser as the chief executive of Lim(...)

Brendan Howlin: All he is doing is trying to weed out the timewasters. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Howlin is “surprised” and “bemused” by the controversy that has blown up over his Filleting of Information Act. In Leinster House yesterday af(...)

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