A preliminary report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) on standards of care at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is dam(...)

Sinn Féin’s health and children spokesman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin put the issue of child poverty before Minister for Children Dr James Reilly in the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Child poverty increased in Ireland from 18 per cent to 28.6 per cent between the years 2008 and 2012, Sinn Féin health and children spokesman Caoimhgh(...)

Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)

Judges should not be letting motorists escape penalty points by not bringing their licences to court, a senior civil servant has said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Judges should not be allowing motorists to escape incurring penalty points by not bringing their licences to their court hearings to have the points a(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan: “We besmirched our lofty ambitions and ideals and made hollow our promise to cherish all of the children of the nation equally.” Photograph: Alan Betson

An inter-departmental historical review of mother-and-baby homes throughout the State is to be completed by the end of the month, Minister for Childr(...)

 Alan Shatter and Eamon Gilmore  during the annual 1916 Commemoration Ceremony in Arbour Hill, Dublin earlier. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the resignation of Alan Shatter was “in the circumstances, inevitable”, but paid tribute to the outgoing Minister for (...)

Frank Flannery pictured at Leinster House last month: Rehab said details of how much he was paid would be contained in the charity’s annual accounts, which have yet to be released. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab director Frank Flannery was paid by the charity for lobbying and consul(...)

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party”

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party” while the Oppo(...)

The board of the Rehab group will meet today to discuss whether to make public the current remuneration of its group chief executive, Angela Kerins. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The board of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group is expected to meet in the coming days to consider the plan by the HSE to dock the funding of St Vincent(...)

Colm Hefferon, son of Arms Trial witness Col Michael Hefferon (in photograph  frame), who has called on the Government to release more documents. Photograph: Alan Betson 4:07

The son of a former Army head of intelligence has called for an “independent trawl” of government files to help establish the truth behind the 1970(...)