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 Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten: phone call between Eoghan Ó Neachtain and Mr Naughten on the proposed Celtic Media takeover by INM was not registered.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former government press secretary Eoghan Ó Neachtain has registered 10 separate returns of lobbying activity over the past two years, including two me(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s  approval rating is by  far the highest among  party leaders, according to the latest   Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.

Support for the Fine Gael party and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s personal approval ratings have slipped in recent months, according to the latest Irish Ti(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “Which official in the Minister’s department knew that he was speaking to Mr Ó Neachtain? ”

A phone call between Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and Eoghan Ó Neachtain, who was acting on behalf of Independent News and Media (INM), (...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin: asked if the Government had decided whether or not the State should have a ‘bespoke security agency’

Ireland may be too small a country to establish a CIA, KGB, or Israeli Mossad-style security agency, the Taoiseach has told the Dáil. “The Government(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten speaking in the Dáil this afternoon on the INM controversy. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said there was “nothing wrong or inappropriate” for him to tell anyone he would take advice on sending a pr(...)

The union said it was in the process of sending a letter to the current Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe about possible strike action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The supervisors of community employment schemes across the country are to ballot for strike action if the Government fails to engage with their repres(...)

President Michael D Higgins: recently changed his mind on just one term in the Phoenix Park being the “length of my aspirations”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

President Michael D Higgins has all but declared he wants a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin, but the intentions of other interested parties ahead of(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he hoped the judgment in the Valerie Cox WRC case ‘sends a signal to the many people who find themselves in similar circumstances‘.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has welcomed the judgment by the Work Relations Commission (WRC) ordering RTÉ to pay broadcaster and journalist Valerie Cox €50(...)

 Members of Dublin Fire Brigade and gardaí at the scene of the fire at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun, Dublin,  on Thursday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

There will be a “very extensive investigation” into Wednesday night’s major fire at the Metro Hotel in Ballymun, north Dublin, Tánaiste Simon Coveney (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) with Minister for  Social Protection  Regina Doherty  and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, who are being mentioned as possible directors of the Fine Gael campaign in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael will launch a campaign in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, despite not adopting a formal party position. Senior party figures conf(...)

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