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The programme for government contains a commitment to develop national standards for home support services but as yet nothing has been done.  Photograph: Michael Donne/Science Photo Library

Home helps caring for older people will be the next sector to come under formal Government regulation, Minister of State for Older People Kathleen Ly(...)

Playing politics

There is no doubt that it was galling and painful to Ann Travers to see conferred on a woman who had a part in her sister’s 1984 murder the political (...)

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister, said the Bill was designed to “right a great wrong”.

A Bill that prevents people convicted of serious criminal or paramilitary offences from holding special advisory posts for Northern Executive Minister(...)

The way 999 calls are responded to depends on the state of the patient. Clinical status 1 (Echo) calls involve life-threatening emergencies such as heart attacks or respiratory issues, while clinical status 1 (Delta) calls involve other life-threatening emergencies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is every parent’s nightmare: your child has just had a serious accident and yet when you dial 999 you are told no ambulance is available or that on(...)

Using the pub at 29 Main Street in Ballyconnell as a focal point for his narrative, McMonagle relates the history of Co Cavan and its environs in the (...)

The parole board in Northern Ireland is to release veteran republican and Old Bailey bomber Marian Price from prison. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Old Bailey bomber Marian Price was today released from hospital custody into the care of her family and friends. The decision was taken by the North’s(...)

Morrissey... champion of cheerfulness. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Reuters

It’s not often that sitting and listening to Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness puts you in mind of The Smiths, their champion of cheerfulness vocal(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on justice Niall Collins  pictured speaking to the media outside Leinster House today ahead of his no-confidence motion this evening. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore have offered their support to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter ahead of this evening’s Dáil debate on(...)

Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin, a former mayor, was critical of the protesters’ motives.

A meeting of elected members of Limerick City Council was delayed yesterday when anti-austerity protesters sat on councillors’ seats and held their ow(...)

Sinn Féin has claimed a 92 per cent Yes vote in an unofficial, mini Border poll shows a “very clear signal of strong demand” for a united Irela(...)

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