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 (...)

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Fina(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney said the EU taskforce would negotiate in a way that was consistent but fair and which showed some understanding of British difficulties.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government departments are preparing for the fallout from the UK failing to negotiate a withdrawal from the EU, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Cov(...)

Seán Ashe, chief executive of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (ETB), appeared before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday

The chief executive of an education board which is being investigated following concerns over conflicts of interest has denied he is taking early reti(...)

The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at a joint press conference  at 10 Downing Street in London on June 19th. Photograph: Philip Toscan/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has given a “cautious welcome” to the speech by British prime minister Theresa May in Florence, describing it as a “genuine eff(...)

wThe Health Service Executive and the Minister for Health are examining plans to tackle conditions at one of the State’s most overcrowded hospital by (...)

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