Minister for Health Simon Harris. The Department of Health papers note that “a key issue for health agencies, where unfunded pension liabilities are recognised, is the absence of a matching pension asset”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Key health providers face possible insolvency in a dispute over pension liabilities in a confrontation that health officials warn could have adverse i(...)

Public dismay over the number of homeless families and a shortage of affordable housing has put the Government under pressure.

A lack of detail concerning the powers and responsibilities of the proposed Land Development Agency is a cause for concern. Grandiose declarations tha(...)

With the Land Development Agency, the big winners could be developers and the assorted hangers on in the big advisory companies, who have already milked Nama. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Another crisis, another agency. Creating a new body is one of the traditional Irish political routes to addressing a problem – the Health Service Exec(...)

An Irish Water meter being installed.  “A sense of trying to achieve too much too soon is suggested by  by the approach to the overall water sector reform programme,” said Mr O’Leary.

Government policy on property tax succeeded where water charges failed because a “too much, too soon” approach was taken to the latter, economist Jim (...)

There is a strong whiff of blame transference in the threat by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to take control of the functions of four Dublin local authorities and provide housing hubs for homeless families. Photograph: Tom Honan

There is a strong whiff of blame transference in the threat by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to take control of the functions of four Dublin loca(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Sláintecare’s Laura Magahy and  Dr Tom Keane, and Minister for Health Simon Harris: the people need to lead the politicians on health matters. Photograph:  Maxwellphotography.ie

Many of the worst problems that exist in the Irish health system are a direct result of choices Irish political leaders have not made. Key decisions d(...)

Patients are not seeing the full benefit of major financial investments in hospital services over recent years, a review carried out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has suggested.

Patients are not seeing the full benefit of major financial investments in hospital services over recent years, a review carried out by the Department(...)

The Government is spending 20 per cent more of its social housing budget on paying rent to private landlords than it did a decade ago, according to a (...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan: he may be in charge of granting work permits

The Government is to lift some of the restrictions facing asylum-seekers seeking work, and allow for greater access to social welfare payments and alt(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the Government must learn from the David Drumm case and ensure no bonuses are paid to bankers working in ba(...)

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