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The social housing projects will be the first large-scale PPPs pursued since the collapse of the developer-led social housing system 10 years ago. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The contract to build more than 500 social homes on six sites across the greater Dublin area, first announced four years ago, will be awarded withing (...)

Brendan Howlin: sources close to the Labour Party leader   insist that he will not stand down

A group of Labour councillors is trying to muster further backing for a move to oust Brendan Howlin by garnering the support of over half of local rep(...)

Brendan Howlin succeeded Joan Burton as Labour leader in May 2016.

Sixteen Labour councillors have signed a letter in support of the embattled party leader Brendan Howlin. The party’s low poll ratings, which have sh(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and participants in a campaign for the HPV vaccine in August 2017. Photograph: The Irish Times

Extending the HPV vaccine to boys would have health benefits for the wider population, the State health watchdog has said. The vaccine protects agai(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll was appointed secretary-general at the Department of Justice nine months after the position became vacant.

The Department of Justice has been criticised for appointing a new secretary-general without following due process. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

HSE director general John Connaghan before the Public Accounts Committee. Screengrab: Oireachtas.ie

The number of legal cases initiated against the National Screening Service by women claiming their cervical cancer was misdiagnosed has increased to 3(...)

Large brewing companies in Ireland are engaging in anti-competitive practices, Alan Kelly claimed

Large brewing companies in Ireland are engaging in anti-competitive practices and abusing their market dominance to prevent smaller firms selling thei(...)

The committee said the officer had his salary suspended after he submitted a protected disclosure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Irish Service prison officer has had his salary suspended after he made a protected disclosure, according the Public Accounts Committee. The comm(...)

Fianna Fáil TD  Sean Fleming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Service Executive should strongly consider appointing a woman as its new director general, the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee ha(...)

Risk register: Gardaí say an intruder alarm and CCTV systems should be installed to monitor access in offices and public waiting areas. File photograph: Getty Images

The gardaí are advising TDs to install panic buttons in their constituency offices and place a screen between staff and members of the public. The ad(...)

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