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Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace made the remark about the national children’s hospital costs as he renewed his appeal for the Government to reconsider the tender. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The national children’s hospital costs debacle has been described as a “f****** joke” during a late night Dáil debate on the PwC report into the cost (...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly: “Increasingly what we deal with in the Irish parliament either comes from Europe directly or Europe is being used as an excuse why we can’t do things that benefit Irish people.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace will keep attending a variety of Oireachtas committees in Leinster House if they are elected to the European Parliamen(...)

VHI will provide wider access to cancer drugs, including Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer. Photograph: iStock

Commercial rivals to the VHI say they have no plans to follow the semi-State health insurer’s lead by providing wider access to cancer drugs for some (...)

A coal depot in Shanghai. The ban on smoky coal was first promised in 2015. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Plans for a national ban on harmful smoky coal have been delayed by the Government amid legal threats from the coal industry. The introduction of the(...)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is coming under growing pressure to suspend the cervical cancer screening programme so the massive backlog of unrea(...)

Richard Bruton:  he  is  working with the Attorney General to “finalise a legally robust plan which will improve air quality by reducing particulate matter in the air”

Coal firms have threatened the State with legal action if it proceeds with a plan to ban smoky fuel in October, The Irish Times has learned. It had b(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Work is continuing on the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The price of the review by PwC into spiralling costs at the planned new national children’s hospital has itself jumped by up to €150,000 more than its(...)

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern scores a point against Kilkenny. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Wexford 1-19 Kilkenny 1-12 This is not a pursuit for serious folk. If mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, what does it say for the rest(...)

 Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has yet to meet Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford. Photograph:  George Wood/Getty Images

As Mick McCarthy prepares to name the first senior squad of his second spell in charge of Ireland on Thursday, a meeting with Leeds United’s Patrick B(...)

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