Seven public and private hospitals were already under investigation for their medical procurement practices before last night’s Prime Time documentary, according to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A Garda investigation into allegations of impropriety among staff working in the procurement departments of a number of hospitals has been ongoing sin(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has told Independent TD Denis Naughten that the Government has spent thousands of euro on electronic tags for sex offenders which are going unused. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government has spent thousands of euro on electronic tags for sex offenders which are going unused due to a legislative delay. More than €100,000(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she believes there should be “proportionate debt forgiveness” for homeowners who have fallen into mor(...)

Documents obtained by The Irish Times show Dublin City Council has received complaints from a cross-section of groups and individuals in relation to the €386 million project, ranging from sleepless students to an injured cyclist. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A number of Dublin city centre business owners are feeling “abandoned” due to Luas line works amid accusations that road closures could provide a “dev(...)

Maternity hospitals dealt with a total of 67 “extreme” incidents last year which led to permanent incapacity or death, according to figures released by the State Claims Agency

Maternity hospitals dealt with a total of 67 “extreme” incidents last year which led to permanent incapacity or death, according to figures released b(...)

The Garda Ombudsman has denied media reports a Garda sergeant was the subject of complaints prior to his death last week

The Garda Ombudsman has denied media reports a Garda sergeant was the subject of complaints prior to his death last week. In a statement, the Garda Si(...)

“A lot of the things we associate with heroin addiction such as terrible abscesses and wounds never happen when you have legal heroin, because they are not the result of heroin itself - they’re the result of contaminants put into the drugs by drug dealers,” author Johann Hari said. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A scheme of heroin injection centres in Ireland similar to ones he visited in Switzerland could save the country a fortune, an author has said. Johann(...)

A letter was sent to then minister for local government Phil Hogan from Carlow County Council seeking extra funds. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Carlow County Council received an additional €1 million last year after its members vowed to take up their budget grievances with local TD and then m(...)

The web site of the International Education Academy in Dublin

Students at the International Education Academy in Dublin could be left €200,000 out of pocket following reports that the institute’s owner has left t(...)

Changing demographics: A majority feel our immigration policies should be made more restrictive (53 per cent), but these numbers have also fallen. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Attitudes towards immigration have hardened since the economic crash, a new survey indicates.The findings are based on a poll of 1,000 people carried (...)