A number of “very strange people” are advertising themselves as psychotherapists and counsellors and can do “real harm”, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A number of “very strange people” are advertising themselves as psychotherapists and counsellors and can do “real harm”, Minister for Health Leo Varad(...)

People taking part in the march against homelessness and treatment of homeless people on Wednesday in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of homeless families is at its highest level since the foundation of the State, the Dáil has heard.Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív quoted the Si(...)

Former minister Pat Rabbitte told the Dáil the legislation ‘will make it an offence for a person to send or cause to be sent by means of public electronic communications network’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former minister for communications Pat Rabbitte has introduced legislation to outlaw offensive and sinister content on social media. Mr Rabbitte told (...)

Karen Buckley’s parents, John and Marian Buckley, at a press conference held by Police Scotland on Wednesday.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has expressed her sympathy to the family and friends of Co Cork student Karen Buckley. Scottish police discovered human remains (...)

NTA decided in 2013 that 10 per cent of the existing market should be tendered following a wide-ranging consultation.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on bus drivers not to stop work on May 1st over proposed privatisation plans for 10 per cent of public routes.“The st(...)

The law will affect 40,000 people

Legislation to allow free GP visits for everyone over 70 has begun its passage through the Oireachtas. The law will affect nearly 40,000 people who d(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will begin notifying individuals of the outcome of reviews into their allegations of Garda malpractice after (...)

Kevin Humphreys: said more than 60 per cent of social welfare recipients already received their payments directly into their accounts. Photograph: Davd Sleator.

The Department of Social Protection will not be issuing “any further letters at this stage” about pension payment arrangements, Minister of State Kev(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton described the Dunnes Stores strike as “very regrettable” and said the way to settle it was through the State’s industrial relations machinery. Photograph: Collins

(...) such contracts to applying regulation.But Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy said: “If Marie Antoinette(...)

Dunnes Stores workers picketing outside a Henry Street outlet, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Griffin 2:04

TD Paul Murphy said: “If Marie Antoinette says let them eat cake, the Tánaiste says let them wait for(...)