Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has insisted that finance will be available to fully equip and staff the National Children’s Hospital once it is built.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has insisted that finance will be available to fully equip and staff the National Children’s Hospital w(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar: “The Department of Justice is not fit for purpose. They accepted what the gardaí told them.” Photograph: Frank Miller

A Government Minister has delivered the sternest criticism to date of the Department of Justice, describing the key ministry as “not fit for purpose”.(...)

Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar: many rural rail services will “no longer be sustainable”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Minister of State has denied there is any Government plan to close down rural railway lines in the wake of (...)

The current M8 sign (left) shows how Irish is ‘squeezed’ and abbreviated to fit the limited space. The proposed design uses colour differentiation 	of languages and the Turas test typeface.

The Department of Transport has asked the NRA to trial run newly-designed road signs that would give the Irish language parity with English on the cou(...)