Catherine Murphy

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Michael Gove, the UK’s Brexit planning minister, writes in the Sunday Times that the UK government is making preparation ‘on the assumption’ that Brussels would not strike a fresh agreement

Brexit dominates many front pages and opinion pieces with the Sunday Times reporting that UK prime minister Boris Johnson has set up “a war cabinet” t(...)

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

East Link toll in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Motorists are overpaying tolls on Ireland’s motorways by hundreds of thousands of euro each year, prompting calls for the cash to be donated to charit(...)

The Irish Greyhound Board was warned two years ago that overbreeding was threatening the future of the industry and that the whereabouts of 6,000 pups per year was unknown. Image: iStock.

Ronan McGreevy The Irish Greyhound Board was warned two years ago that overbreeding was threatening the future of the industry and that the whereabou(...)

(Front from left to right)  Catherine Murphy,   Róisín Shortall  and newly elected councillors at the Social Democrats conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

The Social Democrats launched a wide-ranning attack on the Fine Gael-led Government and its market-led solutions to issues such as health and housing (...)

 Green Party European election candidate Ciarán Cuffe (left) and Social Democrats candidate Gary Gannon at the Simmonscourt count centre. Few predicted Gannon would do so well. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The story of this year’s local elections was driven by narratives around the biggest winners and losers, and the Civil War politics of Fine Gael and F(...)

PE teacher Agata Suszczynska (left), principal Declan Hughes and chairwoman of St Tiernan’s board of management Labour Cllr Lettie McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A disadvantaged secondary school in south Dublin is to finally get a PE hall for its students after almost 40 years of campaigning. St Tiernan’s Comm(...)

Stephen Teap, whose wife Irene Teap died of  cervical cancer, Dr Gabriel Scally and Lorraine Walsh,  who received an incorrect smear test result, at the launch of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme in September 2018.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new report by Dr Gabriel Scally into the outsourcing of smear tests to Hawaii and Orlando in the US is expected to be considered by the Cabinet on T(...)

A challenge taken by a firm linked to Denis O’Brien represents the biggest potential hurdle to the timely completion of the Siteserv inquiry, according to the judge leading the investigation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A legal challenge taken by a company linked to Denis O’Brien represents the biggest potential hurdle to the timely completion of the inquiry into the (...)

Section 172 (3) of the Nama Act 2009 prohibits the agency from selling loans or property to a defaulting borrower, or connected parties

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is resisting calls from the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to verify that debtors in default a(...)

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