Bus Eireann coaches parked in Phibsboro Bus Depot during a 48 hour strike by Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union members in Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann. Normal services resumed on Sunday.

As Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services returned to normal on Sunday after a 48-hour work stoppage, business leaders maintained that the strike had had(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: changes ‘more than merely cosmetic’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Government had introduced more reform in the past three years in appointment procedures for State boards than was achieved in the past 90 years, (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says it is regrettable Alexion  has failed  to provide a potentially life-saving drug to Irish patients at a more sustainable price. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Minister for Health has strongly attacked a leading US pharmaceutical company over its “aggressive” pricing policy.Leo Varadkar said it was regre(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ‘It is regrettable that to date the company has not been able to provide this drug at a more sustainable price to the HSE to reflect the clinical evidence.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The HSE is considering the outcome of talks with a company on the purchase of a drug to treat paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PHN), Minister fo(...)

 Minister for the Environment  Alan Kelly: “I believe that what we have here is as far as we can go, hand on heart.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he has gone as far as he can to guarantee there will be no privatisation of Irish Water.“I believe t(...)

MARIE O’HALLORANThe Seanad has rejected by 30 votes to 22 a Sinn Féin proposal that any decision by a future Oireachtas to privatise water services wo(...)

Thomas Byrne was struck off the solicitors roll in 2008 after it emerged he had taken out multiple mortgages on properties and used client funds to finance a lavish lifestyle. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Convicted solicitor Thomas Byrne lied about his identity five years ago so he could lease a Dublin city centre restaurant, a judge heard today.Barrist(...)

Senator Averil Power proposed the motion following the recent announcement by Sweden that it would recognise Palestine, becoming the 135th country to do so. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Seanad has unanimously accepted a Fianna Fáil motion calling on the Government to formally recognise the state of Palestine. Senator Averil(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys today stood over her appointment of Fine Gael Seanad byelection candidate John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys today stood over her appointment of Fine Gael Seanad byelection candidate John McNulty to the board of the Irish M(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien: said Government could not slide away from the issue and think people were going to forget about it. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

John McNulty was listed as a businessman and board member of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) on the Seanad byelection ballot paper, Fianna Fáil(...)