Niamh: “I am left wondering if, when a treatment is finally made available for FA, we will have to campaign for more than two years to secure funding to be able to avail of the treatment.” Photograph: Niamh Barry

I was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia about 10 years ago when I was 13. FA is a progressive neuromuscular disease, for which there is currently no (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward with leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators opposed to repealing the Eighth Amendment have been invited to a “coming together of like-minded people” on Tuesday. Car(...)

Enda Kenny has said the job losses at HP Inc became apparent about five weeks ago. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty Images

The job losses at HP Inc in Leixlip, Co Kildare, became apparent about five weeks ago, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He said IDA Ireland chief exec(...)

“We need a different vision for saving the rail network which squarely places making rail travel more attractive and reliable for passengers at the core of the strategy”

Seven Ministers of State have said they will resist any reduction in services at Iarnród Éireann, which has been identified as needing hundreds of mil(...)

Sinn Féin candidate Kathleen Funchion in the groove with partner Eddie Wall during Strictly Let’s Dance Callan, which was held at the same time as the count for the Carlow/Kilkenny election seats. Funchion went on to take a Dáil seat but not the dance title. Photograph: Pat Moore

Some of the crowd at the count in Carlow-Kilkenny thought Sinn Féin’s Kathleen Funchion was being a bit presumptuous when she sashayed into the Cillin(...)

Frank O’Rourke, Fianna Fáil, has served as a councillor on Kildare County Council since he was co-opted in 2012. He successfully ran for election in 2(...)