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Simon Harris: he is said to have delivered a rallying call amid claims that the party is “downtrodden”

A Fine Gael Senator has called for a seminar within the party to discuss “positivity” after a private meeting in which TDs and Senators discussed mora(...)

Orchard Lawns in Cherry Orchard, Dublin, where builders were targeted by antisocial behaviour while constructing a social housing project. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Gangland criminals who extorted over €550,000 from construction companies in west Dublin had their accounts frozen by the Criminal Assets Bureau (...)

As of July 2019, the Health Service Executive’s financial deficit was €281m.

Any part of the health service spending more than officially permitted or employing more staff than authorised will have those costs deducted from bud(...)

Paschal Donohoe: he said it “now seems evident” the UK wants to adopt sharply different regulatory rules to the EU after Brexit. Photograph: Getty Images

Extra help for families with childcare bills is being examined by the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, but final budget negotiations are “difficu(...)

The final stage of naturalisation requires attendance at a citizenship ceremony. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than 16,000 people’s hopes of becoming an Irish citizen have been put on hold following a decision by the Department of Justice to postpone two c(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris revealed on Wednesday which stations would be the divisional headquarters after 28 divisions are amalgamated to create 19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News that seven Garda stations around the Republic are losing their status as divisional headquarters and an eighth is undergoing a partial downgrade (...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan: it has emerged employees at prominent State attractions who could have access to children and vulnerable people may not be vetted. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Minister for Justice has said any person who works on a daily basis in the presence of children should be Garda-vetted, following a row between th(...)

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An Oireachtas committee is to recommend that a majority of the directors of the company set to supply broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural home(...)

There are currently more than 16,000 young people on apprenticeship programmes. Photograph: Getty Images

Investing €15 million in apprenticeships and training could halve long-term youth unemployment by 2020, the National Youth Council has said. In a pre(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Good morning, We bring you some very sad news this morning. Noel Whelan, our political columnist, barrister, author and well-known political analyst,(...)

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