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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,(...)

Maria Bailey’s  withdrawn action against the Dean Hotel in Dublin  alleged she had suffered injuries after falling from a swing in the hotel bar in July 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A report into the controversy over a compensation claim made by Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has been received by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar who intends to a(...)

Former TD John V Farrelly said he has stepped aside from his role as chairperson of the Meath East constituency pending the outcome of an investigation by the party.

A senior Fine Gael member has apologised unreservedly for comments he made at a party meeting last Monday where a former party member was referred to (...)

Michael Creed has vowed to ‘thwart’ the EU’s Mercosur deal. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he intends to “frustrate”, “dismantle” and “thwart” the EU-Mercosur trade agreement in order to protec(...)

The EU offered the Mercosur countries a 70,000 tonne annual beef quota. But Mercosur made it clear in January 2018 that an increased beef offer would be needed for an agreement, if a deal was to be reached. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed urged European Union commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan last month to “redouble efforts” to defend Irish a(...)

While the accord makes the EU the first major economy to strike a comprehensive trade deal with Mercosur, it drew furious reaction from farmers  concerned about the potential for a surge in beef imports. File photograph: Getty

A landmark trade deal between the EU and a number of South American countries can be “tweaked”, Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said,(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in Dublin during the 2018 presidential election. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland’s next presidential election in 2025 could be a very different animal to previous campaigns, with candidates needing to reach voters not just (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: according to his report, disclosure of the audit occurred in just 43 cases. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

At least 120 women who were not told of an audit of their smear tests under the CervicalCheck screening programme are to receive ex-gratia payments of(...)

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