The annual overruns in the health budget are as predictable now as the arrival of the first swallow. Photograph: Getty Images

No sooner was the Sláintecare implementation plan published when it started. The nurses said it would all collapse if the issue of their “inadequate p(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “We need to ensure that we have the strongest possible presence abroad.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of a “growing resort to protectionist measures” by some countries in private letters to Ministers explaining why he want(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will today begin a tour of three European capitals to discuss Brexit and other issues. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will today begin a tour of three European capitals to discuss Brexit and other issues, amid signs of continuing division betwee(...)

Pope Francis waves to a crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square  in the Vatican. File photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

The State should use the visit of Pope Francis to send a message that Ireland is diverse, inclusive and respectful, the Cabinet has been advised. Min(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan   and Chief Justice Frank Clarke: Amending legislation creates “constant and shifting uncertainty” in the interpretation of the law, says Mr Justice Clarke.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Chief Justice has issued a “cry” for great clarity and simplicity in new laws, saying the intentions of lawmakers in both Europe and Leinster Hous(...)

Laura Magahy. In the early 1990s, as one of the the youngest ever heads of a semi-State body she oversaw the redevelopment of Temple Bar in Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Announcing Laura Magahy’s appointment as executive director of the Sláintecare health reform project this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described her a(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan  resigned last year after controversies in the gardaí.  Photograph: The Irish Times

  A high-level report into issues within the Department of Justice has found “it is as if the system has naturally evolved to ensure that the bu(...)

Ollie Bell (centre) joined other groups supporting The Is Me, Transgender Healthcare, a protest at Government Buildings and Leinster House about access to healthcare for transgender people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 300 people protested in Dublin on Saturday to call for proper healthcare within the State for members of the transgender and non-binary communit(...)

The case arose after Right To Know asked  for access to all documents which show Cabinet discussions related to Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions from 2002 to 2016.

A High Court judge has overturned a refusal to disclose documents concerning Cabinet discussions on greenhouse gas emissions between 2002 and 2016. (...)

John Concannon: will retain the assistant secretary pay grade of between €122,313 and €139,728  for his new appointment. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Concannon, who ran the soon-to-be-disbanded strategic communications unit, is taking up a new role as head of a Government project aimed at expan(...)

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