Senator Pat Casey expressed his frustration that the State does ‘not seem to understand the implications of processes and applications that are not time-bound’. Photograph: iStock

The inability of Government departments to make decisions on major infrastructural projects will have a significant negative impact on the State’s abi(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told gathering that ‘ultimately it’s not the Government that pays for this, it’s . . . the average working person.’

The issue of redress for mica-affected homeowners “dominated” the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, with significant support for those campaignin(...)

‘I am incredulous that when people contact the HSE, the service provider will say it can give them 21 hours but it does not have anyone to deliver the care.’ Photograph: iStock

Pay increases for homecare workers will be part of Budget 2022 deliberations, according to Minister of State for Health Frank Feighan, who said the se(...)

A health worker prepares a dose of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine during mass vaccination in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on Monday.  Photograph: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

A renewed appeal has been made for the State to assist Irish citizens living abroad who want to return home but have received a vaccine not accepted (...)

Eamon Ó Cuív called for family visits to restart in the State’s prisons. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The failure to restart family visits and religious services in the State’s prisons, while the rest of society reopens, has been condemned in the Dáil.(...)

Labour spokeswoman on arts and culture Marie Sherlock said young people have been waiting for classes to resume since their State-wide suspension in October. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government’s failure to give guidance for when in-person music, dance and drama classes can recommence has been criticised as “unacceptable”, mor(...)

Patients ‘are suffering from having an emergency department that is still not fit for purpose’, says Fine Gael Senator Sean Kyne. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Department of Health has been asked to send in a HSE team to manage the discharge of patients from University Hospital Galway (UHG) and assess the(...)

Under the plan, the cheapest bottle of wine would cost €7.75 where previously it could cost under €5. A 700ml bottle of supermarket gin or vodka costing between €13 and €14 would cost €20.71 under the system. A 440ml can of lager would cost a minimum of €1.32.

The Cabinet is expected on Tuesday to approve draft laws on university governance, which would increase centralised supervision and give a regulator t(...)

Stardust families and supporters protesting over a delay over legal aid funding outside Leinster House on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Relatives of the victims of the Stardust fire are being means tested for legal aid for the forthcoming inquests, which is causing “huge hurt” and risk(...)

Public mental health services ‘reflect the attitude of a bygone era’, Dáil is told

A public patient with an eating disorder and who suffered trauma was told by medical personnel to “take a walk and meditate” rather than receive the t(...)

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