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A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital.Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure (DPER), is to be asked to appear before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: said he was ‘not in the business of having bets on the floor of the Dáil’.

The scheme to provide ex-gratia payments to the women affected in the CervicalCheck controversy is expected to be “up and running within weeks”, the D(...)

Shane Ross: he  told the transport committee he was confident shipping companies could provide sufficient direct sailings to Europe for hauliers opting to avoid the UK landbridge

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said he does not know if drivers crossing the Border after a no-deal Brexit without an insurance “green card” wi(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Department of Health was right to prioritise legislation to establish a tribunal to deal with the CervicalCheck controversy. File photograph: Tom Honan/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended Minister for Health Simon Harris after his predecessor at the Department of Health James Reilly criticised Mr Harr(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has assured the Dáil that the Government will not proceed with the national broadband plan just because it (...)

The Cregan commission is investigating the sale of Siteserv to businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Social Democrats joint leader Catherine Murphy is to give oral evidence before the Cregan commission, which is investigating the sale of Siteserv to b(...)

Protesters outside Leinster House in Dublin as the Dáil resumes after the Christmas break. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

For strong leadership in times of great national crisis, when the people cry out for courage, inspiration and a doughty bulldog spirit, one name comes(...)

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(...)

 Gary Gannon:  “very excited” about challenging for a European Parliament seat.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon has said he intends to seek a nomination from his party to run in Dublin in May’s European elections. Speaki(...)

Poor performance: Republic of Ireland’s Shane Long with Thomas Delaney and Lasse Schone of Denmark in UEFA league game in October. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has received almost €50 million from the State over the past decade from four government departments and fro(...)

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