‘Retention and recruitment of our professional staff is essential. We must make every effort to persuade the best and brightest professionals we train to remain in our health service.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Health Simon Harris has outlined five actions to address Ireland’s increasing outpatient and inpatient waiting lists. These actions incl(...)

 Alex White has called for a referendum to remove ban on blasphemy from the Constitution. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The government should seriously consider holding a referendum to remove the constitutional ban on blasphemy during the lifetime of the current Dáil, t(...)