Fallen trees in Sutton, Dublin. Schools will be closed for a second day in both the Republic and North on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Primary and secondary schools have been told to close for a second day on Tuesday but most are expected to reopen on Wednesday. Taoiseach Leo Varadka(...)

Budget 2018 will see between €1.1 and €1.2 billion of new spending and tax cuts, split 2:1  in favour of spending. Photograph: Getty

In his maiden budget speech as Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe set out the first set of budgetary measures from the Government under the leadersh(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.  There will be increased staffing across the public sector to deal with Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Paschal Donohoe is to say that the Government is moving towards “sustainable” budgets when he announces his first tax and spending package as Minister(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  the overall size of the package of new tax cuts and spending commitments  is expected to be about €1.1 billion to €1.2 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Significant increases in spending on health, welfare and infrastructure, paid for by tax increases on commercial property transactions, will be unveil(...)

Tusla officials have accused the Department of Children and Youth Affairs  of providing “incorrect” information in answers to parliamentary questions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Senior officials in the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, have accused the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) of providing “incorrect” info(...)

The site where ‘significant’ quantities of human remains were found buried under the site of a former institution for unmarried mothers run by the Sisters of the Bon Secours. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The examination of the mother-and-baby home site in Tuam, Co Galway, has been complicated because human remains from different babies are intermingled(...)

Oberstown Youth Detention Centre in north Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí were called to deal with an incident at the Oberstown Youth Detention Centre earlier this week, the director of the centre has said. Pat Bergi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gets into the spirit of things at Dublin (P)ride! Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Stephen’s Green was a riot of glitterbeards, rainbow facepaint and all manner of colourful costumes as thousands thronged the city centre for the annu(...)

Fred McBride, chief executive of Tusla. Photograph: Eric Luke

The child protection legal system in Ireland was “one of the biggest culture shocks” ever experienced by Fred McBride, head of Tusla, he told a congre(...)

An Impact members protest at the Dlr Lexicon library in Dún Laoghaire last September against the decision to open the library on Sundays without staff. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans to roll out staffless libraries in 23 locations across the country could undermine child protection protocols and place young people at risk, th(...)