There are currently 1,015 vacancies across the Defence Forces, a 350 per cent increase since the end of 2017. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Government has “reneged” on its promise to stem the retention crisis in the Defence Forces and has allowed vacancies to increase by 350 per cent, (...)

 A statement said the Courts Service was unaware ‘of what appears to be additional safety considerations beyond those already published’. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Ireland’s judges have decided to limit all physical court sittings to no more than two hours to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The decis(...)

Dáil chamber. Photograph: Alan Betson,

The 33rd Dáil will convene at noon on Thursday, with all newly-elected TDs taking their seats for the first time since the general election on Februar(...)

Kildare North TD Catherine Murphy’s potential move  indicates that the party, who now have six TDs, are likely to remain in Opposition. Photograph: Collins

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphyis considering standing for the post of Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil as party sources said they are unlikely(...)

While some Ministers – including Katherine Zappone (above), Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran and Regina Doherty – lost their seats, they are not entitled to higher payments than their TD colleagues. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Dozens of Senators and TDs who unsuccessfully stood in the general election are entitled to almost €2 million in parachute payments between them, an I(...)

Terence MacSwiney

Cork City Council honoured its martyred Lord Mayors, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney this week at a special meeting to mark the 100th anniversa(...)

Regina Doherty: “Due to an error when collecting leaflets for distribution, four boxes were not collected by the distributors”

More than 400 boxes containing up to 486,500 newsletters produced at the taxpayers’ expense were binned after the TDs and Senators who ordered them fa(...)

The Komori printer purchased for the Houses of the Oireachtas was too big for its designated room so remedial works had to take place. Photograph: RTÉ News.

The Clerk of Dáil Éireann has said there was a sound business case for the purchase of an €850,000 printer that would not fit into the room where it w(...)

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) has been formally authorised to use the title of ‘university’ for the first time in 235 years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) has been formally authorised to use the title of “university” for the first time in 235 years. The insti(...)

The printer was too big for the building it was to be housed in. Photograph: RTÉ News

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has described the Dáil printer controversy as “absolutely outrageous” a day after it emerged the full cost of (...)

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