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So far this year the Government has paid €142,116 to barristers retained in relation to the Apple tax case. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Barristers have been paid €2.7 million by the State in relation to the European Commission’s €13 billion ruling on State aid to Apple. However, the M(...)

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton announced a delay to the long-awaited ban on bituminous – or ‘smoky’ – coal. Photograph: Tom Honan

An internal report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveals that people dwelling in rural towns face concentrations of harmful air polluta(...)

A ban on the fuel was first introduced in Dublin in 1990. Photograph: iStock

The Department of the Environment delayed a smoky coal ban despite being warned a day beforehand that emissions from the fuel regularly cause air qual(...)

Alan Browne has been ruled out of the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar after picking up a calf injury during Ireland’s training camp in Portugal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Preston’s Alan Browne has been ruled out of the European Championship qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar due to a calf injury he picked up while(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers during a training camp in Portugal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is assessing his goalkeeping options after Mark Travers left the squad following an injury sustained during (...)

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(...)

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