Eugene Murphy

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Minister for Health Simon Harris:  said “delays arose and, in February 2017, the hospital was advised that the candidate was no longer in a position to take up the post”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The failure to appoint a Galway University Hospital consultant, almost two years after a candidate was selected for the job, has been described as “di(...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

Damola Adetosoye

A teenager who drowned while swimming in the river Shannon has been described as “a great soccer fan and a powerful, respectful player”. Damola Adeto(...)

Bin charges: almost all Ireland’s waste is collected by private companies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is a recurring story in Don DeLillo’s masterful novel Underworld about a ship carrying toxic waste. This “ghost ship” sails the world in its des(...)

A fracking facility in Preston:  Ireland  will join four other EU member states – Scotland, France, Germany and Bulgaria – and regions of a number of countries in banning  fracking on land on land. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Ireland has moved a step closer to banning onshore hydraulic fracturing after the Dáil passed a Fine Gael private member’s Bill, one of the first to p(...)

Haughey family members including Seán Haughey (left) and Ciarán Haughey (right) escort the remains of Maureen Haughey at her funeral at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Maureen Haughey (91), who died on St Patrick’s Day, used to joke that her late father, former taoiseach Seán Lemass, could never pronounce the word lo(...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rea: “Let our postmasters and postmistresses get a little business.” Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has accused the Government of discrimination against post offices despite a clear commitment in the programme for par(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, with Eamon Creamer, owner of the 1916 Ford Model T,  following the launch of the Action Plan for Regional Development in Ballymahon, Co Longford. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“As we work towards a post-Brexit situation, we need to be able to have a vision for rural Ireland.” Reassuring words from the Taoiseach yesterday w(...)

A member of the project’s board said the closure was ironic given the spotlight now on Ballaghaderreen and the need for facilities there because of the decision to accommodate 82 Syrian  refugees, including 37 children and teenagers, in the town. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A decision to shut down a youth project in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, creates a vacuum for 500 people who use the service weekly, according to a (...)

Flooding on the river Shannon just over a year ago. Seán Canney TD says a maintenance programme on the Shannon will get under way shortly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A community which was cut off by floods for several months last year is appealing for government intervention to ensure a protective barrier is erect(...)

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