Jackie Cahill

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Nickie Quaid is the best in the business at making the right decisions under pressure and he is absolutely critical to how Limerick play. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A few weeks ago, I was working in the bar one of the Sundays during the league. A few lads were in and they were talking away about how this team was (...)

The move is necessary if Ireland is to meet demanding agricultural emission reduction targets for 2030, entrepreneur Michael Earls told Oireachtas committee. Photograph: iStock

An emissions reduction fund, with up to €40 million allocated annually to support proven ways to reduce methane arising on Irish farms, should be int(...)

Coalition party leaders Eamon Ryan, Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Soaring energy and food prices, a housing crisis, a healthcare system creaking at the seams, a climate emergency, an ever-present pandemic, and now wa(...)

 A flotilla of fishing vessels in Dublin Port last June for a protest  highlighting the issues facing the Irish fishing community. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s smaller fishing trawlers and the communities depending on them will become part of folklore under the Government’s plans to scrap some of (...)

As Shelbourne FC’s public affairs and inclusion officer, former minister Finian McGrath will seek to liaise with government and local authorities on the club’s behalf with the goal of making it the most inclusive club in Ireland

Timing is everything. An email arrives on Friday afternoon from the office of Pippa Hackett, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, head(...)

Divisions over the role to be played by agriculture in reducing emissions remain with Jackie Cahill TD saying he is opposed to cutting cattle numbers, something that would be a ‘red line’ for him.

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the proposed Carbon Budgets must be “fair” and use the “carrot” rather than the “stick”, Government T(...)

The €165bn   plan was agreed amid pressure on Minister for Public Expenditure Michael Mr McGrath from Fianna Fáil backbenchers over spending on regional roads projects. Photograph: Getty Images

Tense negotiations over the level of investment in roads projects saw talks on the National Development Plan (NDP) go down to the wire, it is understo(...)

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan was addressing the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, where anger was expressed following an  Irish Times report on the arrival of the country’s first horticultural peat shipment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan has denied an unfolding crisis in the peat harvesting sector is the product of a “green agenda”, insist(...)

Fine Gael’s Co Meath think-in this week is likely to be overshadowed by the controversy over the Minister for Foreign Affair’s handling of the appointment of Katherne Zappone as special UN envoy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fianna Fáil “rebel” TDs are set to vote with the Government in an upcoming vote of confidence in Simon Coveney, preferring to stay inside the parliame(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a National Day of Commemoration Ceremony in Dublin to honour Irish who died in wars or on service with the UN. Photograph: Tom Honan

A year and a half after the 2020 general election, Fianna Fáil’s internal inquiry into its poor performance has not yet been completed. Following th(...)

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