Denis Naughten

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Donegal TD Joe McHugh has announced he will retire when the current Dáil is dissolved. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh has announced that he will not contest the next general election, indicating his intention to retire from politics when the cu(...)

Independent TD Denis Naughten criticised the CRU, stating it seems it is ‘not too bothered about this exploitation of vulnerable electricity customers’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A pensioner living alone received an electricity bill that was 2,650 per cent higher than the previous invoice, the Dáil has been told. Independent T(...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, said she recognised the importance of ensuring technology companies are clear that the ‘right to be forgotten’ should not result in the delisting of information about sexual offenders. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

A proposed amendment to the Sexual Offenders Bill seeking to compel convicted sex offenders to engage with treatment programmes while in prison will n(...)

Independent TD Denis Naughten said that there was some evidence, based on what had happened in other EU countries, that where people were forced to retire at 65 that it could have a detrimental impact on their health. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is no guarantee that inreasing the State pension age beyond 66 would meet the potential deficit in funding that would be there by 2050 or 2070, (...)

The State Pension age should not rise beyond the age of 66, an Oireachtas committee has said.

The State Pension age should not rise beyond the age of 66, an Oireachtas committee examining the recommendations of the Pensions Commission has said.(...)

The Science Gallery  in Trinity College Dublin faces the threat of closure. File photograph: Frank Miller

Trinity College Dublin “needs to do work” to develop a new vision and a sustainable financial model for the long-term future of its Science Gallery in(...)

Roscommon-Galway TD Denis Naughten noted widespread reports of abuse of the UK’s modernised register. File photograph: The Irish Times

A key weakness in new legislation dealing with sex offenders is its failure to close off loopholes allowing them to erase past offences either online (...)

Fynn and Holly Hopper and their three children Kimball (7), Noomi (5) and Iduna (3) with the bike that Holly uses to transport the children to the school bus stop in Arigna, Co Roscommon. Photograph: James Connolly

Arigna resident Fynn Hopper is “doing exactly what the State wants us to do” by investing in an electric car, according to transport expert Brian Caul(...)

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork city – former children’s home operated by the Sacred Heart nuns. Photograph: Provision

A pharmaceutical firm is to provide an “enhanced information service” for former residents of mother and baby homes regarding vaccine trials that took(...)

As Taoiseach, Enda Kenny’s biggest weakness – occasionally acknowledged by the man himself – was in communications. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Enda Kenny had a largely successful six-year stint as taoiseach. The Mayo man confounded his doubters with energetic leadership. On his watch, the Sta(...)

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