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Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan said what had happened was very serious. Photograph: PA

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has written to the Ceann Comhairle over what he has described as the “illegal act” of a Fianna Fáil frontbencher(...)

This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

In the letter, Mr Justice George Birmingham of the Court of Appeal wrote: ‘Our concern was not necessarily with the number of applicants but with the quality of applicants.’ Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Association of Judges of Ireland expressed concern about the quality of the people applying to be judges in a letter to the Public Service Pay Com(...)

Official opening of Kevin Street Garda station in August 2018: building was finished to a high specification. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A row has broken out between the Office of Public Works (OPW) and a major builder over extra costs at the €28 million Kevin Street Garda station in Du(...)

Minister for Social Protection told Fianna Fáil spokesman Willie O’Dea she ‘won’t stand here and have you challenge me and have you telling me I’m telling you lies. I don’t deserve that’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil in a row over the Public Services Card (PSC) when Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty told her Fian(...)

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. File photograph Tom Honan

The Health Service Executive spent more than €11 million on consultancy fees for the National Children’s hospital group last year, and more than €1 mi(...)

A further 14 individuals in 2016 earned between €1m and €3m, giving them annual tax reliefs of almost €300,000 to €900,000.

A special Government incentive to attract highly skilled executives to Ireland resulted in four individuals saving €1 million each or more in their ta(...)

Drew Harris is seen by some as being more akin to a chief executive than a traditional Garda commissioner. Photograph: Alan Betson

One year ago this week, Drew Harris, formerly the deputy chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, became Commissioner of An Gar(...)

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(...)

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