Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Jace O’Rourke (2-and-a-half-months-old) and John Pollock of the  National Paediatric Hospital Development Board  celebrate  the granting of permission for the new children’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. (...)

Some NGOs working with asylum-seekers and migrants,  have already said the Bill is rushed and called for it to be withdrawn to give more time for debate.  Photograph: David Sleator

Serious concerns have been expressed by the Law Society of Ireland about new legislation that will limit the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees to (...)

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. I(...)

‘Politicians need to stop reminding us how important education is and start investing in it,’ says June Tinsley of Barnardos. Photograph: Thinkstock

Every year for the guts of a decade, a back-to-school piece has appeared on the Pricewatch page, and every year we have highlighted how our “free” (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: he told the committee the proposals to establish domestic mitigation targets did not take into account the legally-binding targets already imposed on Ireland by the EU

Amendments seeking the removal of four State-backed agencies from the new expert group on climate change have been ruled out of order by the Oireac(...)

Armenian clergy walk as they attend a commemoration ceremony for Armenians who lost their lives during mass killings under the Ottoman Empire, at the Temple complex of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kotchekov/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his sympathy to the Armenian people on the centenary of massacres which resulted in the deaths of up to 1.5 mill(...)

Armenians gather around a mountain chasm believed to be a mass burial site during an centenary  ceremony at  Dudan, near Diyarbakir, Armenia,   on April 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland will not recognise the massacre of Armenians 100 years ago as genocide. A statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) acknowledged (...)

 Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will bring the Bill to the weekly Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to approve a Bill today that will compel schools to publish their admission policies and will also ban the seeking of de(...)

Suzanne Costello chief executive of Alcohol Action Ireland: ‘Like most systems of self-regulation in Ireland, the alcohol industry’s codes have proven to be wholly ineffective and has done nothing to protect the young and vulnerable members of our society from alcohol harm.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

An opportunity to make a major difference to the health of future generations will be spurned by failure to tackle alcohol marketing, the Joint Commit(...)

Bus Éireann has cited  commercial obligations as a pretext for considering cuts to some services. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bus Éireann has agreed to temporarily suspend plans to cut part of its Dublin to Cork Expressway service following a public meeting in opposition to t(...)