Finian Mcgrath

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The planned sewage treatment plant at Clonshaugh has been the subject of more than 14,000 objections from local residents. Photograph: Eric Luke

Plans for a €500 million regional sewage treatment plant in Dublin, which have been the subject of more than 14,000 objections from local residents, a(...)

Alfie Dardis, age 6, from Stepaside, and his best friend, Ava Casserly, age 6, from Dundrum at the launch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 roses day fundraising event. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government needs to “get the finger out” over delays to a promised new 20-bed inpatient unit for cystic fibrosis patients at Beaumont Hospital, th(...)

The Irish Deaf Society is planning to cut services, particularly in the area of advocacy, and lay off up to five staff members. Photograph: iStock

A charity providing services for the deaf community, left on the brink of closure due to a funding shortfall, has been “lurching from crisis to crisis(...)

‘You can bet the house’ that Peter Casey, pictured, will run for the European Parliament, and the Dáil, according to his friend Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photo Nick Bradshaw

He hasn’t gone away, you know. Peter Casey, the initial no-hoper who confounded commentators and critics by coming a strong second to Michael D Higgi(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian  McGrath told an Oireachtas committee he too was ‘very upset’ about  the situation regarding finances for the Irish Deaf Society. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath has said funding difficulties that have arisen at the Irish Deaf Society are “unacceptable (...)

In 2013 the Irish Deaf Society held a protest outside Leinster House calling on the government to legally recognise Irish Sign Language. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A warning from the Irish Deaf Society that it will have to close next month, unless the State grants €300,000 in funding, has led to tensions in Gover(...)

A wall separates Palestinians (right) and the side to be used exclusively by Israelis in a settlement near Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

Israel has reacted angrily to a vote by TDs to ban the sale of imported Israeli goods from the occupied territories in Palestine, describing it as an (...)

A wall separates Palestinians (right) and the side to be used exclusively by Israelis in a settlement near Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

All eyes will be on the four Independent Alliance Ministers when a Bill to ban the import of goods from illegally occupied territories comes before th(...)

Government Chief Whip Seán Kyne recently told TDs that any unapproved absences during the coming Dáil term will be reported to the Taoiseach. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Depending on who you ask, the Independent Alliance operates a tacit arrangement with Fine Gael whereby some of its members go missing for Dáil votes o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross because it leads to a public “back and forth” between Fine Gael (...)

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