Minister for Childre Dr James Reilly: said the most important requirements for young people leaving care included continuity of relationships and secure suitable accommodation

A structured aftercare plan for children and young people leaving State care is to become the norm, Minister for Children Dr James Reilly sai(...)

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath: said up to 300,000 variable-rate mortgage customers were being ripped off by their banks.

The Minister for Finance should not regulate the Central Bank, Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil yesterday. “This is what led us down the (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said the State’s industrial relations machinery was at the disposal of the parties in the nurses’ dispute. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn in any detail on the performance of Cabinet colleague and fellow Dublin West TD Minister for Health (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Cabinet will discuss how to proceed with the commission of inquiry into transactions at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) at its meetin(...)

Clare Daly TD: “The Minister’s stance has exposed the utter hypocrisy of western authorities in respect of this matter.”

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has not ruled out the Government sending a peacekeeping mission to Mali to replace French soldiers. He said Franc(...)

Seán Crowe TD:   said the work of the Lariam inquiry group was positive news for those who had been affected. .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said he would be happy to meet serving or former soldiers who believed they were affected by taking the anti-mala(...)

 Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin: he said there would be  less need for inquiries if questions had been answered.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Enda Kenny of being “the most unaccountable taoiseach’’ in many years. “He ducks and dives and avoids (...)

UN armoured and transport vehicles outside the Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali, During a terrorist assault there on November 20th, 2015. File photograph: EPA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has not ruled out the Government sending a peacekeeping mission to Mali to replace French soldiers. He told the Dái(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin:  said Taoiseach Enda Kenny “breaks promise after promise, believing that media management will take care of everything’’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin launched a strong attack on the Taoiseach following the Government’s decision to abandon its proposed method of un(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Paschal Mooney: said he was glad the parties in the North had seen a little bit of reality. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has warned against exaggerating the significance of the new Stormont deal. He said he would give it a cautious we(...)