An FOI from the Tánaiste’s department has revealed the Department of Social Protection is seeking extra resources  to run the water conservation grant scheme. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection has set out a plan to administer the €100 water conservation grant, Tánaiste Joan Burton has told the Dáil. She re(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil. File image: Oireachtas screengrab.

The Government expects to get back every euro the Irish taxpayer put into the banks since it came into office, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said any protests outside his Dublin home were “unacceptable” and a matter for An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said any protests outside his home in Dublin are “unacceptable” and a matter for An Garda Síochána. He wa(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: “I will brief the Cabinet on what is happening at the moment. A number of my colleagues have already expressed different views and considerations that need to be considered.’’

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said he will put in place a process to “very, very carefully’’ evaluate all of the consequences for the cou(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: ‘I go into very well-off schools, fee-paying schools . . . Deputy McDonald would be familiar with them.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As secondary schools remained closed yesterday due to industrial action, a teacher-parent forum was held in the Dáil. It took place under the u(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: changes ‘more than merely cosmetic’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Government had introduced more reform in the past three years in appointment procedures for State boards than was achieved in the past 90 years, (...)

Senator Katherine Zappone:  said it  was regrettable it had taken successive Irish governments more than 20 years to legislate for gender recognition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The formal recognition of the identity of transgender people was a mark of the growing maturity of Irish society, Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Sean(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ‘It is regrettable that to date the company has not been able to provide this drug at a more sustainable price to the HSE to reflect the clinical evidence.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The HSE is considering the outcome of talks with a company on the purchase of a drug to treat paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PHN), Minister fo(...)

French ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault attended the minute’s silence in the Dáil. Photo: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

A minute’s silence was observed by the Dáil in solidarity with the French people, following a series of statements condemning last week’s murders. The(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Shaikh Hussein Halawa, the imam of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland after Mass in the Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: John McElroy.

The need to build “a culture of dialogue and respect’’ was stressed by Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin at a Mass in the Pro-Cathedral in solid(...)