Aodhan Ó Ríordáin: criticised school patrons who he said were responsible for a “vacuum of leadership”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentExpensive e-books and tablet computers are being introduced to Irish schools without any consideration of th(...)

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, according to a new report

Expensive e-books and tablet computers are being introduced to schools without any consideration of their educational merit and the Department of Edu(...)

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, according to a new report

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, workbooks should be outlawed and voluntary contributions should be “(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Fingal County Council will be putting the facility “beside the homes of residents in the Dublin City Council area who were not included in the consultation process”.    Photograph: Frank Miller

Plans for a wastewater treatment plant in Clonshaugh, north Dublin, have been criticised by local TDs who say the Fingal County Council facility will (...)

RONAN McGREEVY After a year's hiatus from the airwaves, impressionist Oliver Callan brings his new show to RTÉ Radio One tomorrow eveni(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik, a prominent campaigner on this issue, welcomed the publication of the draft legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill have been widely welcomed within the Labour Party. At the week(...)

A file image of Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin. His  party has welcomed the publication of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill in language that suggests it might support the  legislation.  Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil has hinted that its leadership may take a different stance to its membership on the proposed legislation to make abortion permissib(...)

Brian Walsh TD: has indicated he will break with Fine Gael over abortion

The first Fine Gael Deputy to indicate publicly he will not support the Government’s proposed abortion legislation has said he(...)

The secret recording of two Labour TDs speaking about a strategy to seek the gradual liberalisation of abortion law would have no bearing on th(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “it would not be fair for 2.1 million taxpayers to subsidise 138,000 owner- occupier mortgages, especially when the vast majority of these mortgage holders can afford to pay their mortgages”.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Finance have insisted that the move by AIB and the EBS to increase their standard variable mortg(...)

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