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Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is determined to “do what is required” for those with disabilities. File photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is determined to “do what is required” for those with disabilities stating that the State has to take a stronger (...)

HSE chief Paul Reid said the Government should put in place “incentives” to facilitate the consolidation of some voluntary agencies  in the sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The head of the HSE has flagged “serious concern” about the deteriorating financial position of a number of organisations providing disability service(...)

The charity employs 2,500 people and is one of the biggest providers of intellectual disability and mental health services in the country. File photograph: Getty

The Health Service Executive is to assume responsibility for disability and mental health services run by the St John of God charity, due to an “intol(...)

Minister of State Anne Rabbitte acknowledged there was ‘some way to go before disability services can be fully restored’. Photograph: iStock

€10 million in funding has been announced to support the resumption of day care and enhanced home support services for people with disabilities and in(...)

It comes as a bit of shock when Dermot Whelan extols the virtues of meditation to Newstalk host Andrea Gilligan

As one half of  Today FM's japester duo Dermot and Dave, Dermot Whelan has forged a formidable reputation for not sweating the big stuff. Along w(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

St John Ambulance: the organisation has been urged to review its child protection standards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Abuse survivor organisations have called for a “complete review” of child protection standards in St John Ambulance, following revelations of past chi(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Josepha Madigan has been appointed a Minister of State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Fianna Fáil TD has accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of insulting him and his community by passing him over for a junior ministerial post. (...)

New Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill could be in line for a quick promotion. She has worked in different government departments as an adviser, is close to Leo Varadkar and is a strong media performer. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Groups of TDs gathered around Leinster House and the National Convention Centre for nervous conversations about their prospects, conscious that they a(...)

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