Almost 100 Leaving Cert students had six or more of their teachers’ estimated grades lowered under the Department of Education’s calculated grades process, new figures show. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 100 Leaving Cert students had six or more of their teachers’ estimated grades lowered under the Department of Education’s calculated grades pro(...)

The Archdiocese of Dublin has asked all primary schools to update admissions policies over the coming weeks

Catholic primary schools say they are powerless to resist orders issued by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin to drop admission rules that give(...)

The Oireachtas Covid-19  committee chairman, Independent TD Michael McNamara. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Members of the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee have criticised its chair for claiming there has been “hysteria” over escalating coronavirus case numbers(...)

Nine unannounced inspections of meat plants have been carried out by the HSA since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak here.  File photograph: Bloomberg

Nine unannounced inspections of meat plants have been carried out by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) since lockdown measures were first eased in(...)

Richard Bruton, the new chairman of Fine Gael’s parliamentary party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An urban-versus-rural battle in Fine Gael this week revived memories of the Great Heave of 2010, when country and western Enda Kenny routed the leader(...)

Richard Bruton: pandemic has ‘shown Fine Gael at its best’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Richard Bruton has been unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party. The Dublin Bay North TD stood unopposed at a me(...)

New Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill could be in line for a quick promotion. She has worked in different government departments as an adviser, is close to Leo Varadkar and is a strong media performer. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Groups of TDs gathered around Leinster House and the National Convention Centre for nervous conversations about their prospects, conscious that they a(...)

Leo  Varadkar may give junior portfolios to some who will lose their Cabinet position. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens will appoint 20 ministers of state, known as junior ministers, if the coalition deal is ratified by their partie(...)

Fine Gael has mandated Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to engage with other parties “to share our analysis and perspectives on the outcome of the General Election”.

Fine Gael has said it is preparing to go into Opposition, after a six-hour parliamentary party meeting concluded on Monday night. Afterwards, Taoisea(...)

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill (39) was the deselected Maria Bailey’s replacement on the Fine Gael ticket and there were no great expectations that she wou(...)

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