Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan picutred at a press conference detailing the education budget.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An extra 1,700 teachers and special needs assistants (SNAs) will be recruited next year at a cost of over €80 million to meet the growth in the schoo(...)

The total allocation for spending in education for next year will be €8.3 billion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

More than 1,700 full time teachers and special needs assistants will be employed in the education sector next year as a result of additional funding a(...)

In June, t the instigation of interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan, new procedures were launched under which motorists seeking to have penalty points cancelled were obliged to complete a form available from the Garda website and outline the reasons why they felt the points were unfair.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda inquiry into fresh allegations that motorists were continuing to have penalty points terminated for no legitimate reason is expected to conclu(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed his commitment to meeting with child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe after she challenged him to meet her to discuss the Government’s delay in enacting child protection legislation in primary schools.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed his commitment to meeting with child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe after she challenged him to meet her to dis(...)

Cork City Council yesterday took formal possession of the former Permanent TSB Bank on Lapp’s Quay following a decision by the council last March to acquire the premises.

Cork City Council has invited expressions of interest to find the most appropriate use for a former bank in the city centre which it plans to convert (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who said today he did not think there was a problem with the   appointment of Fine Gael Seanad nominee John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) last week.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has defended the appointment of Fine Gael Seanad nominee John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said ‘it’s a matter for each individual school whether or not they want to use JobBridge’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that the practice of certain schools seeking cleaners, special needs assistants or teachers through JobBridge was “no(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said it would be ‘jumping to very wide conclusions’ to suggest the force was out of control or undisciplined. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and interim Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan have urged the public not to jump to any conclusions about al(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe has claimed members of the force were continuing to cancel penalty points for friends, despite the introduction of new regulations aimed at preventing the practice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is meeting senior Garda management this afternoon to discuss new allegations that penalty points are still be(...)

Judge Marian O’Leary granted an application by the Health Information and Quality Authority  in respect of Glanmire Residential Care Centre at Glynntown, Glanmire. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The HSE is to take over the running of a nursing home with 38 residents in Co Cork amid concerns about governance and staffing levels.Judge Marian O’(...)