Damien English

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Even at a basic financial level – which is how you have to talk to Fine Gael – why won’t the Government prioritise the capital, when Dublin is the driving force of the economy? File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When a rake of new junior ministers were announced last week – the second-highest ever number in the history of the State – there was a glaring omissi(...)

By appointing 18 junior ministers, Enda Kenny has stretched the toleration point to its limits, and possibly beyond. All the more so because 15 of the Ministers of State are from his own party, Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny reeled off the list of new Ministers of State in the Dáil on Thursday evening, it wasn’t the individual names that commanded m(...)

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will need one essential piece of kit with him when making his final decisions on who he will appoint as Ministers of State. And t(...)

New chief whip Regina Doherty speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s Oireachtas Reform Programme at the Dáil last March, with party members Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Eoghan Murphy  and David Stanton. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 10 of the ministers of State to be named in coming days will not have held office before. The Cabinet is expected to approve the full comp(...)

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before.. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before. There have been shake-ups before (...)

The site of Facebook’s data storage facility in Co Meath which will be its second in Europe. It will employ 115 when complete. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Facebook’s data centre currently under construction in Co Meath will be “online late 2017/early 2018” and will employ in the region of 115 people when(...)

Brian Murtagh is a patient at Navan General Hospital who is waiting for a place in the National Rehab Centre. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Brian Murtagh (43), who had a stroke last year, has been ready for discharge from hospital for over four months. A patient at Our Lady’s Hospital, (...)

Minister of State for Research Damien English: “I hope that this success will inspire other researchers to to look to the opportunities in Horizon 2020.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Research projects involving Irish participants have won €251 million in funding from the European Union’s programme for Research and Innovation, Horiz(...)

 Damien English. Photograph: Alan Betson

Damien English (38), served in the last government as Minister of State at the Department of Education and the Department of Jobs, with special respon(...)

Cough, cough, pick me: Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Enda Kenny

It has been 30 years since Fine Gael last had a minister – Paddy Cooney – holding the levers of power on Marlborough Street. All ministers since have(...)

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