Solar panels: Upfront costs for the retrofitting of homes, electric vehicles or access to renewable microgeneration make these services inaccessible to poorer households.  Photograph: Mike Blake

The 2019 climate action plan, taken at face value, aims to catapult Ireland from laggard to leader on climate action globally. Eye-catching proposals (...)

Children’s Rights Alliance chief executive Tanya Ward (centre) with Caroline Fahey of St Vincent de Paul (left) with Labour Party Senators Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash (right), Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Leah Speight (representing Bríd Smith TD) during the alliance’s political briefing at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The creation of a role to oversee the elimination of child poverty in Ireland would be a cause of concern as it could undermine the work of Cabinet me(...)

Mick Wallace: The TD’s new clothes

The Ceann Comhairle, brave man, hosted members of the Leinster House press gallery to dinner in the Members’ Restaurant on Thursday night to mark 100 (...)

The Government appointed retired High Court judge John Cooke in June 2017 to investigate Nama’s £1.24 billion (€1.38 billion) sale in 2014 of the portfolio to US distressed-debt firm Cerberus.

The Commission of Investigation into the National Asset Management Agency’s (Nama) controversial sale of its Project Eagle portfolio in the North has (...)

Gloucester Street laundry in Dublin, the last of Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries, which closed in 1996.

This week’s conference at Boston College on ‘Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse In Ireland’ will grappl(...)

Sláintecare aims to  restructure the health service from a current mix of public and private care into “an affordable, universal, single-tier healthcare system, in which patients are treated promptly on the basis of need rather than ability to pay”. Photograph: Getty Images

Ministers have not yet reached agreement on any special funding package to pay for the implementation of the long-mooted Sláintecare health reform ini(...)

Dublin’s docklands area has become a hub for business and innovation.

A new innovation district planned for the heart of Dublin’s docklands will help Ireland attract talent, investment and jobs, Trinity College said. T(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

A statement from the Department of the Taoiseach said neither Leo Varadkar nor anyone else in the department knew about the incident at the time. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The Garda watchdog is investigating a claim that an officer directed others in the force to caution a staff member from the Department of the Taoiseac(...)

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