Minister for Communications Alex White has told the Dáil a public consultation on broadband will take place next year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A public consultation on implementing a strategy for the provision of high speed broadband throughout the county will take place early next year, Mini(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Declan McGee, who was recovering from a brain haemorrhage, spent 30 hours on a trolley at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.

A patient recovering from a brain haemorrhage, who had to spend hours on a hospital trolley in a corridor, has called on Taois(...)

Defending Labour’s performance in Government, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said confidence had been restored to the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Minister for Public Expenditure has dismissed as “political drivel’’ criticism of Labour’s role in Government by Independent TD Seamus Heal(...)

Seamus Healy: 30,000 families in danger of being evicted from their homes

Reducing the cost of all mortgages to their current value would cost up to €50 billion, Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton(...)

The Taoiseach has revealed that 18,000 homes across the State were on boil water notices and said the Environmental Protection Agency had reported that 16 per cent of supplies were at risk.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted the “average charge” of water rates for householders will be known before the local and European elections in May(...)

Houses in Poleberry had to be evacuated yesterday when the high tide led to rapidly rising river waters and flooded streets. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Strengthening the southeast’s coastal defences is to be a priority in the coming months following the latest bout of storm damage which looks set to m(...)

Floodwaters on the  Manor in Waterford  this morning. Photograph:  Michael Byrne/via Twitter

One resident of one of the many coastal areas along the south-east hit by the latest bout of storm damage and flooding has described how “the streets (...)

Enda Kenny in the Dáil. File photograph: Oireachtas Broadcasting Union

There is a solution to every distressed mortgage case, but the homeowner has to engage with the lender, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.Mr Kenn(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said the Government had chosen an “unsustainable, socially divisive and regressive” path in this year’s budget. Meanwhile, Independent TD Clare Daly said, “If you were wealthy this morning, you’re actually going to be even wealthier going to bed tonight.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The level of Government debt is the “elephant in the room” and if it is not dealt with there is no sustainable hope into the future, according to Kild(...)