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 Minister of State for disability issues Finian McGrath said he “needed to ensure that any extra money secured would be going towards services”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Additional funding of €150 million has been allocated for disability services in the budget announced on Tuesday. The extra funding will in part pro(...)

Members of the Independent Alliance have objected to being labelled the ‘auld fellas’ party’ by others in Government. Pictured is Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

The Government is expected to fully restore the Christmas bonus for all social welfare recipients in Budget 2019 next week. Independent Alliance sour(...)

 Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath TD told the Siptu conference that he sees himself ‘as a voice of workers’ within the health services. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister of State at the Department of Health Finian McGrath has signalled that he will support the early re-negotiation of the existing public se(...)

The WRC, Labour Court Workplace Relations Commission at Landsdowne House Photograph: Alan Betson

Thousands of support staff in the health service seem set to receive significant pay rises after a review found the level of responsibility involved h(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: his planned meeting with  the Independent Alliance  was postponed on Wednesday

The Government may be forced to raise more taxes than expected on fuel because of resistance to significant changes to the special VAT rate for the ho(...)

Thousands of Siptu members in State-funded organisations providing health and social care have deferred a one-day strike in a dispute over pay restoration.

A planned strike by more than 5,000 staff working in State-funding voluntary bodies providing health and social services, which was scheduled to go ah(...)

 Finian McGrath: he said the government had been talking about ratifying the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities for 15 years, but he and the Independent Alliance had made it happen. Photograph: Getty Images

The Independent Alliance has ended cronyism and brought stability to the country, its members said on Thursday, calling for another two years in offic(...)

 Minister of State for Disability  Finian McGrath said the Government wanted to acknowledge the incredible work carried out by carers and to say thank you. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Some 14,000 adult carers have become eligible for free family doctor visits following the extension of the GP visit scheme. Minister for Health Simon(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents US president Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock as Melania Trump looks on during the annual Irish-US  White House meeting in March. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland in November has come “a little bit out of the blue”. Mr Trump will visi(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said the majority of Irish people will be happy to see Pope Francis visit Ireland this weekend.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said criticism of the Catholic Church in the lead up to the papal visit to Ireland has been excessive and said he will t(...)

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