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Michael and Danny Healy-Rae suggested the Taoiseach had done a grave disservice to the struggling Irish beef sector.

Beef farmers were very annoyed with the Taoiseach recently for daring to remark that he is trying to cut down on the amount of red meat he eats. Such (...)

Striking nurses from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (INMO) protest outside Naas General Hospital in Co Kildare in a row over pay and staffing levels. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of nurses providing emergency cover during Wednesday’s strike will become standard if something is not done to keep nurses in Ireland, a nu(...)

Tallaght Hospital is among the facilities that will be give extra funding to provide additional diagnostic services for patients.

Hospitals are to be given about €1 million to secure additional capacity to provide diagnostic services for patients – including from the private sec(...)

 Pope Francis mugs among some of the range of Pope Francis memorabilia and souvenirs on sale at Veritas  earlier this year . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

It appears that not even the word of God is safe from the relentless march of technology with Veritas, the religious books and gifts retailer, announc(...)

Pope Francis:  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin (centre) says the people of Dublin responded with generosity and enthusiasm to his visit. Photograph: Vatican Media/via Reuters

Those who saw the recent visit of Pope Francis as the end of the Catholic Church in Ireland had “really lost the understanding of what the church is,”(...)

 Pope Francis bids farewell to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as he prepares to leave after his visit to Ireland. Photograph:  WMOF2018/Maxwell Photography via Getty Images

Every Catholic parish in Dublin has been asked to set time aside in November to reflect on what it really means to be Christian. In his first public(...)

Pope John Paul II waves to cheering crowds from his Popemobile. Running behind schedule, his planned  stop on Séan McDermott Street never happened. Photograph:  Anwar Hussein/ Getty Images

Pope Francis is to visit Seán McDermott Street in Dublin’s city centre briefly on Saturday, August 25th. During his 1979 visit to Ireland, Pope John (...)

Dessie O’Hare pictured in 2015. File photograph: Collins Courts

A man accused of assault, false imprisonment and threatening to kill has had his bail varied by the Special Criminal Court so he can go to Lourdes wit(...)

Many public service personnel will receive two  1%  pay rises this year as well as an incremental increase as they moved up their scale

Any move by the Government to “recalibrate” the current public service pay deal will be resisted wholeheartedly, Siptu, the country’s largest union, h(...)

Cousins, from left,  Ann Doran (3) from Carlow and  Maryann Connors (4) from Dundrum during the Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration  at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

President Michael D Higgins has called for all Traveller sites, including temporary ones, to be provided with electricity and running water, and for s(...)

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