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(...)

Ronan McGreevy None of the recommendations made by a Government-appointed group on internet safety have been implemented four years on, according to(...)

Trade union Fórsa attributed the recruitment problem to pay rates for cleaners in the public service, which were no longer competitive compared to those available in the private sector

Poor pay rates could be responsible for the Government having issues finding staff to clean the offices of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, a trade union has c(...)

IAPI chief executive Tania Banotti is leaving the advertising body to run Creative Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tania Banotti has been appointed director of Creative Ireland, the government initiative to “place creativity at the centre of public policy”. Ms Ban(...)

The building plan has for an Apple data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, has been delayed for more than two years by a series of planning objections and legal actions.

The Government is to introduce new rules in an attempt to restrict court challenges to major building projects. As it gears up to launch the 10-year (...)

Robert Watt has had his contract as secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform extended. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is extending the contracts of three secretaries general of high-profile departments whose terms in their jobs were due to expire this y(...)

The lowest spending was the Department of the Taoiseach, with €32,990 spent on six reports. Photograph: Eric Luke

Almost €38 million has been spent by Government departments on external consultancy reports since 2011, new figures reveal. A total of 911 reports be(...)

Last year the Dublin institute lobbied the department for funding to set up a forum for sharing information and planning strategies to deal with the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

The Department of Foreign Affairs expressed reservations about a proposal from the Institute of International and European Affairs think tank to set (...)

Secretary to the government Dermot Nally wrote  to say it was the view of the taoiseach’s department that because of the ‘highly sensitive nature of the issues involved’, other departments should be consulted on a ‘limited and confidential basis’.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

References in the State’s wartime emergency plan about the security situation in Northern Ireland were deleted at the request of the department of the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: creating a new strategic communications unit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Communications and public relations staff across Government departments and State agencies face being redeployed because of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s n(...)

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