Catherine Murphy

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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(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: to consider the establishment of an ex-gratia compensatory scheme.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has agreed to set up an independent statutory tribunal to deal with claims arising from the CervicalCheck controversy. Ms Justice Mary(...)

Constance Cassidy, centre, with a group of current and former female government ministers who gathered at Lissadell House in Sligo in July 2018, to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the death of Countess Markievicz. Photograph: James Connolly

Frances Fitzgerald, Jan O’Sullivan and Heather Humphreys are members of the exclusive club of 19 women who have served as senior Government Ministers (...)

The HSE said it had set up a client services unit in the National Screening Service to “ensure the timely provision of cervical screening records to women or their legal representatives”.

At least 18 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are still waiting to receive their slides back from laboratories, it has emerged. And sol(...)

Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy: wants the Department of Communications to make available an unredacted copy of an expert report by Analysys Mason which reviews the operation, management and access to the metropolitan area networks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to question a number of companies which previously competed for the National Broadband Plan contract. Com(...)

New Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy with FAI chief John Delaney at the Aviva Stadium. “Really it’s going to be about winning games.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

It was, above all else, an appropriate occasion for the times. Mick McCarthy’s return to the top job in Irish football was notably short of pomp and t(...)

The number of people deferring the full property tax rose each year from 30,000 in 2013 to 58,000 last year. The figure dropped slightly to 57,000 for this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 60,000 people in financial difficulty have deferred property tax payments worth more than €7 million, according to the latest figures. Househo(...)

 Ray Mooney  beside a snooker table which sometimes becomes a dining area  in one of the two billiards rooms in the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“I think that the public think private clubs are very sniffy places, and to be fair in the case of the Kildare Street Club it is not wholly inaccurate(...)

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