Gerry Adams told the Dáil on Wednesday the total trolley patients figure of 479 included 40 in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in his Louth constituency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There were 479 people “languishing on trolleys in hospital corridors’’ this morning, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said.He told the Dáil on Wednesday t(...)

Minister of State for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Introduced the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Bill 2014, providing free health services for former residents

There was a mistaken public perception that women referred to the Magdalene laundries were mainly lone parents, Minister of State for Equality Aodhán (...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said a previous request for armed escorts for Derek Brockwell, who escaped custody after stabbing two prison officers on Tuesday,  had been declined.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

There is no evidence or basis for assuming the stabbing of two prison officers by a prisoner escaping custody was due to a lack of Garda resources, Mi(...)

There had been an “epidemic of burglaries’’ in Stepaside, south Dublin, since the closure of the local garda station, Independent TD Shane Ross told the Dail.

There has been an “epidemic of burglaries’’ in Stepaside, in south Dublin, since the closure of the local Garda station, Independent TD Shane Ross tol(...)

Sen Ronan Mullen: said some babies diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities went on to live for months and even years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There were heated exchanges in the Seanad when Independent Ronan Mullen criticised the abortion Bill defeated in the Dáil on Tuesday.The Bill, introdu(...)

Micheál Martin: “In some hospitals the situation is truly chaotic and it is extremely stressful for many patients throughout the country.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There were 530 patients on trolleys in emergency departments, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told the Dáil on Tuesday. “In some hospitals the situ(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil there was “no privatisation by stealth’’ of publicly run nursing homes.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There was “no privatisation by stealth’’ of publicly run nursing homes, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He told Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said while many people were very passionate about working with greyhounds in different facets, there was a serious problem in the industry.

There is no room in the greyhound industry for anybody breaking the law, Minister of State for Agriculture Tom Hayes told the Dáil.“We will do everyth(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: “it is important to point out that these media reports do suggest that if such surveillance is being carried out, then it is happening within the UK’s own jurisdiction’’

There was no question of any form of mass surveillance being carried out in Ireland by a British spy agency, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (...)

President Michael D. Higgins with his wife  Sabina at Aras An Uachtarain with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Dr Heinz Fischer and Mrs Margit Fischer at the start of an official visit to Ireland yesterday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

There would be no reason to prevent President Michael D Higgins visiting any place on the island, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He was replying in the(...)