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Michael Ring:  ‘We cannot allow other departments to throw everything over to my department.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring has warned his Cabinet colleagues not to treat his department as a “soft touch” for projects that come under t(...)

Brendan Grace and Noel Whelan

Tributes were paid in the Dáil to two “giants of public life” barrister and commentator Noel Whelan and entertainer Brendan Grace. Fianna Fáil deputy(...)

 European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan says the Mercosur countries have committed to implement the Paris global warning agreement. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European Union agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has rejected criticism of the EU/Latin American Mercusor trade deal, saying critics are exploiting (...)

The multi-sector deal includes provision for the import into the EU of 99,000 tonnes of beef from Argentina. Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as poultry and pig meat. File photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

The Government has rejected opposition claims that it is sending “incredibly mixed signals” in its response to the EU Mercosur trade agreement over it(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe speaks to media on the conclusion of the National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sacking people is not the answer to dealing with the issue of overspending in the health service, Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has (...)

Tánaiste Simon  Coveney said that work was ongoing to ensure that projects that have been committed to will be completed.

The Government has been accused in the Dáil of falsely continuing to claim there would be no delays with the delivery of major health projects. This (...)

Fewer people are waiting for home help today than there were this day last year, Minister of State for Older People Jim Daly told the Dáil on Thursday. File photgraph: Eric Luke

Minister of State for Older People Jim Daly has insisted that there is no freeze on the provision of home help hours and no cuts in the allocation of (...)

Sinn Féin TD  Louise O’Reilly. File Photograph: Eric Luke

The insurance industry must match the “string of reforms” the Government has introduced to deal with fraudulent and exaggerated claims, the Dáil has h(...)

Heather Humphreys: ‘There’s a culture in this country which says: it’s everyone’s fault but your own.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It would have taken a brave individual to approach Heather Humphreys with an overegged story about a fall on her premises when she was the manager of (...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys did not refer to her party colleague Maria Bailey by name. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has said the compensation culture in Ireland must be changed and “people need to have some common sense” and “(...)

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