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The site of the proposed National Children’s Hospital, which is currently projected to cost €1.43bn. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee investigating overspending on the National Children’s Hospital is in dispute with one of the State’s most senior civil servan(...)

 British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s move does not shift the party closer to a position of advocating a second referendum, as many of its anti-Brexit supporters would like. File photograph: Mario Cruz/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn’s motion of no confidence in Theresa May will give MPs an opportunity this week to register their displeasure at her refusal to put her (...)

The report carried out by the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government found the social housing waiting list lacked transparency and consistency.  Photograph: David Ryder

The definition of homelessness needs to be expanded to include those who are “sofa-surfing” and those who are engaged in “involuntary sharing”, an Oir(...)

Safefood has expressed concerns that foods with less strict standards than currently apply in the EU may cross the border from the North into the Repu(...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

The Land Development Agency will have compulsory purchase powers and will identify and release land banks for the construction of 150,000 homes over 20 years. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency may demand more than 40 per cent social and affordable housing on private land that has lai(...)

Theresa May and members of her Cabinet in her country retreat Chequers in July 2018. Photograph: Joel Rouse via Getty Images

What is this plan? The Chequers Plan was tabled by British prime minister Theresa May at Chequers, the prime minister’s country retreat north west of(...)

Research by the Irish Heart Foundation has found that half of Irish schools  had vending machines. File photograph: iStock

Vending machines which dispense junk foods and sugary drinks in schools should be banned, according to an Oireachtas education committee report. It a(...)

‘People living in Northern Ireland have no desire to go back to the days when two people born on the same street grow up with two different sets of rights.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Brexit has taken up an extraordinary amount of media time and space since the United Kingdom made its decision to withdraw from the European Union in (...)

Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency.

The Government intends to include a specific warning on bottles and cans that alcohol can lead to certain types of cancer, an Oireachtas Committee has(...)

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