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A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Former National Roads Authority head Fred Barry is to be appointed as chairman of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, Minister for Hea(...)

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation picketing outside Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has urged a return to the Labour Court for talks to avoid two more days of strike action by nurses next week. As nearly 40,000(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said: “This is about full transparency and it is about correcting a mistake that shouldn’t have happened.” File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted the Government is not hiding problems in the cervical cancer screening programme controversy. He said details abo(...)

A wall separates Palestinians (right) and the side to be used exclusively by Israelis in a settlement near Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

All eyes will be on the four Independent Alliance Ministers when a Bill to ban the import of goods from illegally occupied territories comes before th(...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: apologised to the former residents, saying she was “deeply sorry” about the delayed report. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has apologised to survivors of mother and baby homes after another delay in the work of a commission of invest(...)

Garda checkpoint at Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Senior Government Ministers last week raised concerns about the increased number of drink-driving checkpoints being rolled out. File photograph: Tom Honan

An Garda Síochána has the Taoiseach’s “full support” in enforcing drink-driving laws, he told the Dáil as he defended legislation brought forward by M(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: “Dublin cannot blink . . . I will tell the Taoiseach that he must stand firm in the face of British pressure.”  Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Government departments and State agencies held a briefing for hauliers on Monday on how to cope with the effects of a no-deal Brexit. It came as the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

The annual Tom Johnson graveside oration is given by Labour Party chairman Jack O’Connor on Saturday at Clontarf cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Labour Party has unveiled a democratic programme on the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil. The original democratic programme was the work of t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faced criticism in the Dáil over costs of the new national children’s hospital escalating to a potential €1.7 billion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Capital projects may be delayed by a number of months because of health cost overruns but the Government does not envisage the cancellation of any pro(...)

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