Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he  said recent discussion on the housing issue had been “overly-simplistic”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The gap between private housing supply and demand is unlikely to close for the next three to four years, the chief executive of the National Asset Man(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the  National Ploughing Championship in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has clashed with a powerful Dáil committee chaired by a party colleague over its decision to examine the costs of th(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: The Department  refused on a number of occasions in recent weeks to say what projects could be affected by the current capital funding pressures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the plush surroundings of a five-star hotel overlooking the lakes of Killarney last April, Minister for Health Simon Harris told doctors that the €(...)

Michael D Higgins and Niall Ring, the Lord Mayor of Dublin: The Office of President does not fall under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 but receives significant public funding. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Fianna Fáil is to consider tabling legislation to extend the Freedom of Information Act to the Office of President. The party spokesman on transport,(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar: “What we propose to do is to offer mediation in every case so that women can avoid having to go to court and the trauma of a court hearing.”    Photograph: Leah Farrell/ RollingNews.ie

Senior political figures are often described as having experienced their “worst weeks” in office after a period of intense controversy and scandal. O(...)

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes: the success of her tenure is predicated on something beyond her control – Government policy.

It’s the summer lull before the repeats die down, new shows launch, old ones return and the holiday fill-ins come off air. At RTÉ’s campus in Donnybro(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan with solicitor Cian O’Carroll in April, following the announcement of Ms Phelan’s High Court settlement. Photograph: Collins Courts

Fourteen new cases involving women affected by the CervicalCheck cancer screening controversy have been lodged in the High Court over the past month. (...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan leaving the Four Courts after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages in April. Photograph: Collins Courts

Vicky Phelan, whose story brought the CervicalCheck scandal to light, has said the fines facing healthcare providers for poor performance under propos(...)

Laura Magahy. In the early 1990s, as one of the the youngest ever heads of a semi-State body she oversaw the redevelopment of Temple Bar in Dublin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Announcing Laura Magahy’s appointment as executive director of the Sláintecare health reform project this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described her a(...)

Speaking at an Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on Thursday, NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly said a list would allow procurement officials in departments and Government agencies to assess if Irish taxpayers had too much exposure to certain ‘counterparties’.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has been prompted by the collapse of the UK outsourcer Carillion to look at setting up a list of public(...)

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