Many TDs have expressed anger at the Government’s move to remove the flat fee waste collection system in favour of pay-by-weight or pay-by-lift system. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has published a Private Members Bill objecting to the “new punitive bin charges regime” and is calling on the Government to immediately with(...)

A nationwide ban on flat rate charges for household waste collection services will take effect from next week.  Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been a long time coming but, finally, a nationwide ban on flat rate charges for household waste collection services will take effect from next (...)

A laptop screen displays a message after it was infected with ransomware during a worldwide cyberattack, in Geldrop, Netherlands. Photograph: Rob Engelaar/EPA

There has been no recorded incident of the latest global cyberattack targeting State computer systems. The Health Service Executive (HSE) chief info(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said it was wrong to leave the consumer in the grip of bin companies and called for local authorities to take charge of waste collection.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil is to table a Dáil motion calling for a regulator for the waste industry in response to the changes to bin charges announced this week. (...)

Under the new arrangement waste collectors will be free to offer a range of pricing options to customers

Households that send more waste to landfill will face higher bills after the Government has abolished flat-fee charges. Minister for Communications D(...)

‘Radio sector is in crisis,”  said Lucy Gaffney Communicorp’s chairwoman

Communicorp, the radio group owned by Denis O’Brien, is understood to want the Government to intervene to dissuade the Broadcasting Authority of Irela(...)

Minister for the Environment  Denis Naughten said he had absolutely no hesitation in encouraging people to avail of “deep retrofit materials” in Ireland.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There are no safety concerns whatsoever in Ireland with retrofitted insulation, including external cladding, the Minister for the Environment has said(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: wants the Dáil to sit an extra week. It is due to rise on July 13th but the Government wants to carry out an assessment of pending legislation to see what can be passed. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

The way in which the Cabinet conducts its business is set to be changed following the controversial appointment of former attorney general Máire Whela(...)

Dara Calleary: Fianna Fáil cannot understand why Fine Gael is so determined to undermine the judiciary

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted the appointment of former Attorney General Maire Whelan as a Court of Appeal judge was in accordance with pre(...)

Outgoing Attorney General Máire Whelan, who was a close ally of former taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten will raise the manner in which the former Attorney General Máire Whelan was nominated as a judge of the Cou(...)