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Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Fianna Fáil’s spokeswoman on disability called on Tusla to ‘get its act together’ regarding  services for children with disabilities.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) and the Irish Foster Care Association have welcomed acceptance by Tusla of the Omb(...)

A sustained campaign  from the Beaumont Woods Residents’ Association resulted in the suspension of Coast Guard landings at Beaumont Hospital. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Coast Guard stopped using a field adjacent to Beaumont Hospital for patient transfers after local residents complained about noise and safety conc(...)

Finian McGrath said he was working with Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty on a new payment to help ‘people with disabilities who are living in poverty’. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Independent Alliance is calling for an increase of €10 in some welfare payments next year, when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will have sig(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘I am working to make sure that the Government would be ready to hold a referendum in the summer.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Minister for Health has insisted the Government is committed to holding a referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution this summer. Sim(...)

Boxer Moran (left) pictured in 2015 with and Simon Coghill in Athlone as they shore up the flood defences on the Eastern side of the River Shannon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State Kevin “Boxer’’ Moran has insisted any tensions within the Independent Alliance are in the past but said he was “maddened” and “embar(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for disabilities, Finian McGrath. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Moves to liberalise Ireland’s abortion legislation must be accompanied by greater supports for families of children with disabilities, the Minister of(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he believed there was a necessity for change and he wanted to be the Minister to put this to a referendum. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Twelve Cabinet Ministers have declined to state their position on the Oireachtas committee’s recommendations on the Eighth Amendment. The committee p(...)

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE with  Minister for Health Simon Harris  at the announcement of details of the HSE National Service Plan 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE has said there will be significant investment next year in primary care, mental health, scoliosis services and respite care under an expanded (...)

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