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The European Parliament in Brussels: Ireland’s 12 MEPs had on average an 83 per cent attendance rate at European Parliament plenary sessions, a drop of 2 per cent from 2011, which places Ireland 19th out of the 27 EU countries, a report by the European Movement Ireland shows.

Irish MEPs attended the European Parliament on average less last year than they did in 2011, made far fewer speeches and submi(...)

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (centre), with Jimmy Deenihan (left) and Shane Mac Thomais at a grave in Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Britain’s Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, visited Glasnevin cemetery yesterday where he laid wreaths at the Sigerson Memorial to the volunteer(...)

Labour Minister Joan Burton:  said at the weekend she believed that Ireland had “reached its limits of austerity” and that ordinary people were “shouldering too much of the burden”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government intends to make a major concession to middle-income taxpayers in the October budget as part of a strategy to de(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes: “It would be a crazy circumstance if people were being forced out of the workforce to keep up payments.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A number of senior figures in the Coalition yesterday moved to reassure families struggling with unaffordable mortgage debt th(...)

Brian Hayes FG at Leinster House yesterday. PHOTOGRAPH - FRANK MILLER 31.1.01

The State is to begin disposing of Garda stations that have been closed since the rationalisation of the network began in 2011, with the first (...)

The Government are urging people to avoid excessive drinking during St Patrick’s Day festivities. Photograph Johnny Green/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has appealed to people to avoid the excessive drinking that sometimes mars St Patrick’s(...)

Michael Noonan will be the most senior minister in the country on St Patrick’s Day

A total of 20 Government representatives will travel abroad to represent Ireland on St Patrick’s Day. The Government Chief Whip will go (...)

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will in effect be left in charge of the State when Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other Government Ministers travel a(...)

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