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An Taisce says the agricultural activity needed to support the proposed Belview cheese plant would increase carbon emissions and damage water quality.

Four former Fine Gael ministers and two Senators have criticised An Taisce for appealing the High Court’s decision to grant planning permission to a €(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: he insists he has not broken the law, and defended his actions by saying he  circulated the contract to encourage NAGP members to agree to it.  Photograph: Alan Betson

“What I’m saying is it’s not going to arise,” said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the prospect of charges being brought against him on the back of the Garda(...)

Green TD Joe O’Brien: There are people in the House who have used racism to get into the Dáil. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some TDs have used racism to get elected to the Dáil and “that needs to be called out”, Green Party TD Joe O’Brien has said. During a Dáil debate on (...)

A local group criticised the Minister for failing to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the Skellig Star hotel before opening to  asylum seekers. Photograph: Alan Landers

The Department of Justice has revealed an asylum seeker was placed in self-isolation days after arriving at the Cahersiveen direct provision centre i(...)

Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton:  ‘This gives us a better understanding of who is more likely to face barriers to integration.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many migrant groups have a higher education level, but a lower employment level than Irish-born citizens, new research by the State’s economic think t(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Department of Justice was unaware that any of the asylum seekers moved to Cahirsiveen, Co Kerry from Dublin during the pandemic had contracted Cov(...)

A protester demonstrating against direct provision in 2017. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 650 additional beds have been secured for asylum seekers in direct provision centres to socially distance and self- isolate, the Department (...)

Sinn Féin’s Pat Buckley topped the poll in Cork East

The last three seats in Cork East were decided on count eight when Sean Sherlock (Lab) reached the quota and Fine Gael junior minister David Stanton a(...)

Séan Sherlock survived the battering suffered by Labour to retain his seat in the last election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cork East (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Lab, 1 SF Cork East may in theory be an open four-seat constituency but in practice tends to be a some(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said It is ‘only right and proper’ that Ireland plays its part and offers a helping hand. File photograph: Getty

Almost 3,000 refugees will be settled in Ireland over the next four years under plans announced in Geneva on Tuesday by the Minister of State with res(...)

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