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Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae has called for a fuller investigation into the matter. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Seven patients whose scans were missed or misread and whose cancer diagnoses were delayed at University Hospital Kerry have now died, the hospital has(...)

The Borrowers: a frugal affair

Most of the action in The Borrowers (RTÉ One, Tuesday, 8.30pm), a new factual programme about modest loans, and not an extremely loose adaptation of t(...)

Shane Coleman and Kieran Cuddihy, presenters of Newstalk Breakfast (weekdays)

The days are getting longer and the shift to summer time beckons, but if the snoozy content of last week’s radio is anything to go by, the old mnemoni(...)

Runner in Dublin’s Kimmage-Rathmines ward Samantha Long: political parties got almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. A new injection would allocate €500,000 more to “already generously funded party machines”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A special Cabinet meeting was held recently to mark the Government collecting the last few tokens it required to claim a new kettle for the ministeria(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae suggested the Taoiseach had done a grave disservice to the struggling Irish beef sector.

Beef farmers were very annoyed with the Taoiseach recently for daring to remark that he is trying to cut down on the amount of red meat he eats. Such (...)

Garda checkpoint at Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Senior Government Ministers last week raised concerns about the increased number of drink-driving checkpoints being rolled out. File photograph: Tom Honan

An Garda Síochána has the Taoiseach’s “full support” in enforcing drink-driving laws, he told the Dáil as he defended legislation brought forward by M(...)

To their credit, agri-food groups here – Bord Bia, the Irish Farmers’ Association and the Ibec group Meat Industry Ireland – refrained from such petty jibes, keeping their criticism to the report’s findings and its recommendations. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

In sports parlance, it’s called playing the man not the ball. In its reaction piece to this week’s Lancet study on meat consumption and the environmen(...)

Michael Healy-Rae’s car was stopped in traffic when he was subjected to verbal abuse from the driver of another car.

Gardaí in Dublin are investigating a death threat made to Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae earlier this week. The threat was made by a member of the(...)

Danny Healy-Rae   claimed that “the social fabric of rural Ireland has been blown to smithereens”. File photograph: PA

People are being breathalysed for drink-driving going to and from Mass because the law is being enforced so strictly, Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae h(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue  shakes hands with Seán O’Rourke before the “Today with Seán O’Rourke” programme on RTÉ Radio 1, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Every minister for finance likes to have some measure, however small, that they can unveil on budget day without it having been endlessly leaked and a(...)

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