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The Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton: he is expected to publish the All of Government Plan to Tackle Climate Disruption in the coming weeks

The installation of new domestic oil and gas boilers could be banned in the next few years under a new Government policy on tackling climate change. (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill at  funeral service of journalist Lyra McKee at St Annes Cathedral, Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

New all-party talks aimed at restoring the Northern Ireland power sharing institutions are to be given a sharp time limit of about three weeks. Tánai(...)

 Billy Kelleher meets up with Clare hurling legends Brian Lohan and Niall Gilligan  while canvassing in Ennis, Co Clare, for the European elections. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Usually, political party leaders want their people to attend parliamentary party meetings. Recently, however, the presence of Anne Rabbitte irked Mich(...)

A pair of baby shoes with the message ‘Bury us with dignity’ hangs on a wall at the site of the Tuam mother-and-baby home. Photograph: Andy Newman

An expert working for the order of nuns which ran the Tuam mother-and-baby home in Co Galway argued in January this year that the underground structur(...)

Flowers at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has been criticised for casting a slur on people in Tuam through her accusation that there were persons who kn(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: he  had said a decision on whether to proceed with the plan to roll out high-speed internet access to rural Ireland  would be made by Easter. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has claimed the National Broadband Plan is not on the “long finger” as Opposition figures described the latest delay to the scheme as a(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has a testy relationship with Imelda Munster. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An action plan for Shane Ross for the day of a no-deal Brexit was mistakenly sent to an opposition TD whom the Minister for Transport previously compa(...)

Cllr Malcolm Byrne (left) defeated Billy Kelleher TD by eight votes. Photographs: File/Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil Wexford councillor Malcolm Byrne has been selected as the party’s candidate for the Ireland South European Parliament constituency. In a(...)

The Cabinet adjourned once more, with Ministers and officials – sustained by late-night sandwiches – gathering around televisions to watch the joint May-Juncker press conference. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

As British prime minister Theresa May prepared to fly to Strasbourg to meet European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker on Monday, some in Taois(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: took call from European Commission president Jean Claude  Juncker on the final wording of the unilateral declaration. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The idea of Britain making a unilateral statement that it believed it could decide on its own to leave the backstop, the insurance policy to avoid a h(...)

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