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Taoiseach  forced to defend the level of spending on cybersecurity after a claim that funding for the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been “paltry”. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin was forced to defend the level of spending on cybersecurity after a claim that funding for the National Cyber Security Centre(...)

A spokesman for the HSE said that a further 3,000 long-term care residents were due to get their second vaccine dose next week. File photo: AFP via Getty Images.

The HSE has moved to clarify that the number of residents in long-term care who have yet to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is about 5,000 and no(...)

Mary Bartley Meehan’s husband, Ultan Meehan, died in June two weeks after being moved from Kilbrew Nursing Home with infected cancerous facial wounds. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The widow of a Co Meath nursing home resident transferred to hospital with an infestation of maggots in a wound has challenged the findings of a regul(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Micheál Martin at the   count for  Cork South-Central. One long-serving TD said Martin was likely to know his position was under pressure. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As a poor election got substantially worse for Fianna Fáil on the second day of counting, the mood within the party darkened. TDs emerged from count (...)

A dog awaits its master outside a polling station in Drumcondra: Many chose not to spend their Saturday evenings travelling to the local school or community centre to vote.   Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Voter turnout appears to be down on what was the first general election held on a Saturday in the history of the State. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called(...)

Traffic on the M3 motorway which links Dublin and Navan, Co Meath. File photograph: Alan Betson

Political promises come and go but patience when it comes to a long-standing pledge to deliver a train line linking Dublin and Navan, Co Meath, is wea(...)

Peadar Tóibín’s departure from Sinn Féin and his subsequent establishment of all-Ireland party Aontú has changed the dynamic in this three-seater. Photograph: Tom Honan

Meath West (three seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Aontú If Peadar Tóibín hadn’t left Sinn Féin and set up his own party, Meath West would likely have (...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with  election candidates Ged Nash(Left), Duncan Smith and Annie Hoey. .Photograph: Alan Betson

Regional communities are being “sucked into Dublin” causing misery for families, Labour leader Brendan Howlin said at the launch of a plan to create m(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris revealed on Wednesday which stations would be the divisional headquarters after 28 divisions are amalgamated to create 19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News that seven Garda stations around the Republic are losing their status as divisional headquarters and an eighth is undergoing a partial downgrade (...)

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