Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony told the Dáil the  members of the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications had become aware that despite regulation, there was evidence of installers of gas boilers operating outside the law. File photograph: Getty Images

Many gas boilers are being installed by individuals operating outside of the law, a Dáil committee has claimed. The Joint Committee on Trans(...)

The latest monthly performance report for September, published by the HSE on Thursday, shows that 2,244 patients were waiting longer than 18 months for inpatient and day procedures, while 5,442 were waiting more than 15 months. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hospitals were fined €1.7 million by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in September for failing to meet strict targets on cutting waiting time(...)

Minister for Childre Dr James Reilly: said the most important requirements for young people leaving care included continuity of relationships and secure suitable accommodation

A structured aftercare plan for children and young people leaving State care is to become the norm, Minister for Children Dr James Reilly sai(...)

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath: said up to 300,000 variable-rate mortgage customers were being ripped off by their banks.

(...) system and customers,” she added. The Tánaiste was replying to Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said the State’s industrial relations machinery was at the disposal of the parties in the nurses’ dispute. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn in any detail on the performance of Cabinet colleague and fellow Dublin West TD Minister for Health (...)

Row centres on correspondence between Nama nd Independent TD Mick Wallace   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Barry O’Halloran and MICHAEL O’REGAN State assets agency Nama said on Thursday that(...)

Labour Minister of State Seán Sherlock: he suggested Sinn Féin should consider if it would continue to refuse to take it seats in Westminster. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There were sharp exchanges between the Tánaiste and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a debate on Northern Ireland. Joan Burton said the major chan(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy: “When the High Court judge heading the commission of investigation refers to a potential waste of taxpayers’ money, the first step should be to conduct such an analysis and circulate the outcome to everyone involved.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has said the estimated cost of the inquiry into transactions at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) should be made (...)

Independent TD Tom Fleming: “Unfortunately, in the rest of rural Ireland, employment growth is practically nil.’’ Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Rural Ireland was losing out in a two-tier recovery, Independent TD Tom Fleming told the Dáil. He said 50 per cent of foreign direct investment compa(...)

Leo Varadkar: Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien has accused the Minister for Health of reacting only when there was a crisis. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Seanad leader Darragh O’Brien has sharply criticised the performance of Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Mr O’Brien said this year up to(...)