Waterford became part of history with a landslide victory for the Yes side in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty Images

“Repealed, repealed, repealed” was shouted triumphantly on Saturday as Waterford became part of history with a landslide victory for the Yes side in t(...)

Dr Graham Love, head of the Higher Education Authority, told the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee that his board will determine what sanction may be imposed on Cork Institute of Technology.

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) may face financial penalties for spending €13,000 on a retirement function for its president which featured a dolph(...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dáil prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After two weeks of political uproar over the CervicalCheck controversy, the Government announced a special package of supports for the women affected (...)

Tony O’Brien is to stand aside from his position on Friday after weeks of controversy over the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A tweet from the director general of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien has been strongly criticised by politicians. Mr O’Brien is to stand as(...)

Anybody But McDowell?: Shane Ross seems not to want Michael McDowell (above) to chair the Taoiseach’s committee to oversee the implementation of the Manning report on Seanad reform. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

While Fine Gael is blue in the face trying to keep the Minister for Transport sweet, Winston Churchtown may yet be spoiling for another fight. The Ind(...)

Taxpayers are likely to end up paying up to €200 million to the private operator of the Limerick Tunnel due to lower-than-expected traffic flows. Photograph: Seán Curtin/Press 22

Taxpayers are likely to end up paying up to €200 million to the private operator of the Limerick Tunnel due to lower-than-expected traffic. The Dáil’(...)

 James Byrne and James McMahon attend last weekend’s Irexit: Freedom to Prosper conference in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Flames of populism may have ignited the political infernos of Donald Trump and Brexit in 2016 and sparked growing Euroscepticism across Europe, but in(...)

University of Limerick spent €20.8 million on  private consultants and law firms between 2011 and 2017

Institutes of higher education are relying increasingly on private consultants for expertise, with colleges spending €150 million hiring outside firms(...)

The shifts given to some Leinster House contract staff depend on the length of Oireachtas sittings.

Staff working in Leinster House on zero-hours contracts for external companies could be left without an income in the run-up to Christmas if a general(...)

Mary Lou McDonald has not made any public comment on her intentions since Gerry  Adams announced his intention to step down. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has confirmed he will not challenge Mary Lou McDonald for the position of party president. Mr Murphy is the latest senior (...)

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