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 President-elect Joe Biden addressing the media in Wilmington, Delaware, about the Trump administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act.  Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the outcome of the US election has been described as “an embarrassment” by president-elect Joe Biden. The former v(...)

 US President Donald Trump (right) with  US attorney general William Barr. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US attorney general William Barr’s instruction to federal prosecutors to investigate possible instances of electoral fraud is a significant escalation(...)

President Donald Trump: His campaign website  reroutes visitors and asks supporters to donate money to help fund a post-election litigation campaign. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

As the sun set on Thursday evening, it seemed that the walls were closing in on president Donald Trump. The president had not been seen since electio(...)

US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski / AFP

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his claims that the election process was fraudulent late on Thursday night as Democrat Joe Biden appeared to(...)

Cost-cutting means there are few options for entry into nursing outside the CAO process, despite the number of PLC courses. Photograph: iStock

I did my Leaving Cert in 2019 and missed out on a CAO offer in nursing, my only choice. I enrolled on a level five pre-nursing course in a local furth(...)

Leaving Cert 2020 applicants who have not to date secured one of their preferred CAO places can now apply to  sit the examination.

Some 41,681 CAO applicants have accepted a Level 8 CAO offer to-date, 2,518 more acceptances than at this stage in 2019. These additional places wer(...)

Funding  agreed at the weekend should ensure the chains of transmission in nursing homes are broken. File photograph: Getty

Ireland has got many things rights in tackling the coronavirus pandemic but the handling of nursing homes is not one of them. In less than 10 days, t(...)

In a statement, the NTPF said it will maintain focus on ‘improving waiting times for inpatient and day case treatment, while also significantly increasing its focus on outpatients’. File photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people on hospital waiting lists rose slightly in January, marking a reversal of recent declines driven by increased government spending(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: should consider whether the Irish people voted for a culture where three days to think about an abortion is considered demeaning, but a fortnight to change your mind about a toaster is a good thing.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Before the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission told people they were not voting on any particular form of legislation. Ever(...)

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