Brian Murtagh is a patient at Navan General Hospital who is waiting for a place in the National Rehab Centre. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Brian Murtagh (43), who had a stroke last year, has been ready for discharge from hospital for over four months. A patient at Our Lady’s Hospital, (...)

Minister of State for Research Damien English: “I hope that this success will inspire other researchers to to look to the opportunities in Horizon 2020.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Research projects involving Irish participants have won €251 million in funding from the European Union’s programme for Research and Innovation, Horiz(...)

 Damien English. Photograph: Alan Betson

Damien English (38), served in the last government as Minister of State at the Department of Education and the Department of Jobs, with special respon(...)

Cough, cough, pick me: Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Enda Kenny

It has been 30 years since Fine Gael last had a minister – Paddy Cooney – holding the levers of power on Marlborough Street. All ministers since have(...)

Social Democrat TD Stephen Donnelly TD: he said the Government had been elected on a clear mandate to burn the bondholders. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Government speakers denied Minister for Finance Michael Noonan had misled the Dáil on the attitude of European Central Bank president Jean- Claude Tr(...)

Fianna Fáil enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary told the Ibec business debate political parties are not debating the serious effects a Brexit could have on Ireland.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish political system is not adequately debating the potential consequences of a British exit from the European Union, an election debate for bus(...)

The Coalition plan is in response to a shortage of skilled workers in key areas. Photograph: PA

Some 50,000 modern apprenticeships and traineeships will be created over the next five years under a new skills strategy launched by the Government. (...)

The overall number of applicants is set to climb above 80,000 for the first time since the CAO system was established almost 40 years ago. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of Central Applications Office applicants is on course to reach the highest level on record this year, with significant points increases l(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly has promised that from September children will have access to free pre-school from the age of three until they go to school. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

No parent should be locked out of the workforce because of the cost of childcare, according to Minister for Children James Reilly who has pledged to i(...)

Laura Miller and Sinead Buggy from Timahoe NS in Co Laois were named the overall Intel Mini Scientist winners at the National Grand Final which took place in the Science Gallery. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Balloon-and-bottle steam engines, papier-mâché lungs and bicycle-powered phones were all on display as finalists gathered for the Intel Mini Scientist(...)