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Timmy Dooley, a Fianna Fáil TD for Clare, said he had left  the Dáil chamber to take a phone call. File photograph. James Forde/The Irish Times

A senior Fianna Fáil frontbencher has apologised after admitting a colleague voted for him on a number of occasions while he was not in the Dáil. Tim(...)

Dublin GAA player Michael Darragh Macauley: ‘It’s about a positive influence in kids’ lives and to highlight there are different paths you can go down.’ Photograph: John Ohle

Michael Darragh Macauley is no stranger to challenges, having won seven senior All-Ireland medals. But the 33 year old’s biggest battle may be in the (...)

Outside Dublin the  areas with above-average crime rates included Limerick, Louth, Waterford, Cork City and Westmeath. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin’s north inner city had the highest crime rate in the State last year, with the number of recorded offences over five times the national average(...)

Ashbourne Educate Together National School was able to open its doors for the school year only on Monday.

Eighty children, due to start school last Monday, have had the beginning of their school year postponed again following delays in their school buildin(...)

Educate Together said none of the 12 new schools will be opening in their permanent accommodation.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Seven new national and four second-level Educate Together schools are being opened this term, the highest number it has opened in one year. A new ‘di(...)

More than 300 homeowners who had been awaiting approval for a deep retrofit grant have been told the funding is not available. Photograph: iStock

The Government considered processing applications from people who have now been shut out of the State’s deep retrofit scheme before deciding to leave (...)

The greater Dublin commuter belt area and the southeast have the lowest supply of primary and community care. Photograph: iStock

Plans to move patient treatment away from hospitals and into the community will be undermined by significant inequalities in the spread of health serv(...)

Former Green Party leader Rev  Trevor Sargent: We have created “a market for long-distance commuter housing” with “unhealthy consequences”.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

In Ireland “both church and State have baulked at confronting the idolisation of private property”, former Green Party leader Rev Trevor Sargent has s(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor: ‘Projects such as BusConnects are intended to improve the lives of residents, not to rip the heart out of their village, their community.’

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is the latest high profile Fine Gael politician to criticise the State’s proposed BusCon(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

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