Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said: “Nobody was more disappointed than I was when I saw the letter”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said he was “surprised’’ to learn a letter had been sent to pensioners encouraging them to have their (...)

Dean Lyons, now deceased, was the first person who made an independent admission to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997

A former Assistant Garda Commissioner has told a jury how a man who was first charged with the 1997 murder of one woman, but later had the charge with(...)

The Taoiseach said Joe McHugh (above) pursuing a language course would allow him to discuss the issues which mattered with Éamon Ó Cuív on TG4 or any other forum around the country.

The new Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh is to take a refresher course in the Irish language, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.Mr Kenny(...)

A tongue-tied minister

How could Taoiseach Enda Kenny have appointed a junior minister with a special responsibility for the Gaeltacht, who lacks an essential qualification (...)

Sgt Patrick Morrissey (49) was murdered in 1985.

The State’s treatment of a man entering his 28th year of imprisonment for the murder of a garda amounts to “huge and unwarranted unfairness”, the Supr(...)