Federation of Irish Sport chief executive  Mary O’Connor produced a list of proposals aimed at tackling the issue of abuse of players and officials at Wednesday’s  Oireachtas Committee hearing. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It was a couple of weeks back that Senator Shane Cassells was asked to act as an umpire for his daughter’s under-13 Gaelic football match in their nat(...)

Plans to retrofit 500,000 homes under the national retrofit plan by 2030 provided the basis for construction companies to chart career paths for workers. Photograph: iStock

Ireland risks not achieving its ambitious emissions reduction targets unless it finds new ways to attract construction workers, particularly to carry (...)

The LNG Aquarius liquefied natural gas tanker offshore in Jakarta, Indonesia.   Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Ireland must consider without undue delay putting in place liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure to ensure energy security for the State, accordi(...)

Ministerial cars and their drivers wait on a Cabinet meeting to end at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

From division bells to wedding bells – congratulations to Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O’Sullivan, who has announced his engagement to Dublin-based lawy(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to brief Cabinet on plans for the two citizens assemblies, set to start in April. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The possible introduction of a direct election for the position of Dublin’s mayor is to be examined by a citizens’ assembly later this spring, under p(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement in the Dáil on Wednesday, following a question from Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O’Sullivan. File photgraph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A proposal to hold a Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity will be brought to Cabinet “shortly”, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. Mr Martin said it wa(...)

The Taoiseach has said Ireland is going to see ‘a massive rise’ in Covid-19 infections due to the Omicron variant which, if left unchecked, poses a ‘very real threat’ to the health system and the economy. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Taoiseach has said Ireland is going to see “a massive rise” in Covid-19 infections due to the Omicron variant which, if left unchecked, poses a “v(...)

Independent TD Michael Collins: ‘It’s astonishing, in its own right, that no standalone statute has ever been erected in his memory in our capital in Dublin for the public.’

An appeal has been made to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to find a suitable site in Dublin for a statue to honour Fine Gael hero General Michael Collins fo(...)

Lord mayor of Cork Tomás Mac Curtain was murdered at his home on March 20th, 1920

Lord mayor of Cork Tomás Mac Curtain was not murdered by regular members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) but by a group of Black and Tans, accor(...)

Staffing levels in proposed new Media Commission expected to be similar to DPC office. Photograph: iStock

The proposed new Media Commission is expected to have a level of staffing similar to the office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), an Oireacht(...)

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