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Minister for Education Richard Bruton said: ‘There is not a [constitutional] provision, however, which states every parent should get the school of their choice.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said his intention is religion will not be used as a criterion for pupil selection in the vast majority of s(...)

DUP negotiator Edwin Poots said:  “We hope to pick up the process in the future. Therefore, the DUP will not be publishing any of the talks papers as it would be an act of bad faith.” Photograph: PA

The DUP and Sinn Féin had got at least as far as a text on a draft agreement to restore powersharing in the North, leaked papers from their talks indi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil on Tuesday the bank had not yet sold any of the loans and had not identified a prospective buyer. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB’s non-performing mortgage loans may be sold to a regulated bank or another institution, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He told the D(...)

 Catherine Nevin being escorted by prison officers and gardaí follwing a legal challenge she took at the High Court in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

At about 4.30am on March 19th, 1996 the panic alarm flashed, lighting up a computer screen at the Bell Communications security company. A woman had di(...)

The HSE said in a written parliamentary answer that the full capacity protocol had been invoked 199 times last year at Cork University Hospital and 150 times at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Hospitals across the State implemented their highest level measures for dealing with emergency department overcrowding – known as their full capacity(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at an event in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Some Brexiteers are risking fragile peace in Northern Ireland by questioning the future of the Belfast Agreement, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Mr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has approached  former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall to run for the seat vacated by  Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are expected to agree an electoral deal over the filling of two vacant Seanad seats. “It makes sense, given the confidence(...)

Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy,  Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill arrive at Government Buildings, Dublin, for a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke by telephone with the British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday evening regarding the recent collapse of powershar(...)

Cllr Aoife Thornton tried to get a chance to raise the issue of poor road conditions at a meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday. Photograph: Anne Lucey

A Fine Gael councillor was told on Monday she should “dye the hair blond” if she wanted to be noticed in order to get speaking time at Kerry County Co(...)

Simon Coveney: “There are strong views on issues like how you legislate for the Irish language.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government believes direct rule from Westminister can be avoided as the DUP still want devolved government in Northern Ireland, according to Tanai(...)

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