Ivana Bacik

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin said new special schools had to be created and capacity expanded within existing schools. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has apologised to the Milne family in the Dáil on Wednesday and said the State has failed them. Parents Gillian and Darren (...)

‘We in Labour have been saying for some time now that Ireland needs a pay rise,’ Bacik said. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Labour Party agrees with the trade unions that workers must get pay increases that match inflation, party leader Ivana Bacik has said. With negot(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar:  he said the Government had considered a CPO, but that it would not have the co-operation of St Vincent’s Holdings CLG. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said he expects there to be a Government decision on the proposed new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) next Tuesday. Mr V(...)

Labour leader Ivana Bacik is finding this remake of Call the Midwife a tad unbelievable. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

A remake of Call the Midwife, the BBC’s heartwarming drama about a group of midwives working in 1960s London, hasn’t been such a big hit over here. C(...)

Taoiseah Micheál Martin said the current National Maternity Hospital building at Holles Street in Dublin 2 was not physically not fit for purpose. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Vatican does not and will have “nothing to do” with the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) should its proposed relocation go ahead, the Taoiseach h(...)

Documents related to the deal have now been published and Mr Donnelly will brief the Oireachtas health committee before the relocation is signed off. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A senior Minister who raised concern over the plans to move the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has said she is open to approving the arrangements a(...)

Labour leader Ivana Bacik with Máirín de Burca and Máirín Johnston at the celebration of journalist Mary Maher’s life. Photograph: Maxwells

Former Irish Times journalist Mary Maher was described as a “passionate feminist and trade unionist”, “superb reporter and editor” and “coolest granny(...)

Ivana Bacik became the 14th Labour Party leader in March and was the sole candidate. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik has resigned her position as associate professor in Trinity College Dublin. At the time of her election last year in (...)

Mary Lou McDonald commended Lithuania on becoming the first EU member state to expel its Russian ambassador. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Opposition leaders called for the expulsion of Russian ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov during Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s address to (...)

Labout party leader Ivana Bacik: ‘Over the coming weeks I will be travelling around a lot more.’  Photograph: Damien Storan/PA Wire

For a party that is almost 110-years-old, it is remarkable how often the narrative around the Labour Party’s fortunes have swung between either renais(...)

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