Minister of State Kevin Humphreys: The 29 staff operated in two  buildings in Ballybay, which were in “poor condition”

A Department of Social Protection office will be transferred from Ballybay to Monaghan town because of the expansion of the public service cards proc(...)

Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy:  ‘JobBridge is a form of slavery. Unscrupulous employers are taking advantage of this scheme’

Ireland has more workers in low-paid employment per capita than any other EU country, the Dáil has heard.Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy, who made the (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett: said there would be a large water charges protest on March 21st

There were sharp exchanges in the Dáil yesterday during a row over water charges legislation and the recovery of tenants’ unpaid bills. Minister for (...)

On managers’ claims,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said “obviously the HSE must answer to the Comptroller and Auditor General in respect of it”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Money paid in the wrong should be paid back, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said following the leaking of a draft report on the HSE which showed managers c(...)

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised what he called a ‘surreptitious attempt’ to make ‘savage cuts’ to the salaries of ushers in Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised what he called a “surreptitious attempt” to make “savage cuts” of 5.6 per cent to the salaries of Lein(...)

 Minister for Children James Reilly said the move should protect children from starting to smoke. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Legislation to use plain packaging on tobacco and cigarette packets has been passed by the Seanad, making Ireland the first country in the EU and the(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: he said it had been the Government’s policy to allow banks to “dictate the pace, shape and nature of arrangements”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected as unconstitutional a Fianna Fáil Bill to deal with mortgages in arrears.Mr Kenny said the solution Fianna Fáil off(...)

A call has been made for the Government to seek the extradition of a “notorious” swimming coach accused of multiple cases of sex abuse who was grante(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  the job losses were “a reminder to us that every day is a battle”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has said the owners of Cadbury were committed to an €11.7 million investment at its Coolock plant. Owners Mondelez I(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who said there was a very high level of co-operation between the Garda and the PSNI. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Any attempt to injure or to murder somebody was “an attack on the State, it is an attack on democracy, and it is an attack on humanity”, said Taoisea(...)