Jim Daly

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Regina Doherty: Tony O’Brien should be ‘redoubling his efforts’ to get accountability in the wake of the scandal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

HSE director general Tony O’Brien “absolutely” should stay in his position and work “day in, day out” to get accountability and the facts around the c(...)

The conference will be opened by former tánaiste Dick Spring. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former tánaiste Dick Spring will open an All-Ireland conference for retired and semi-retired people in Tralee, Co Kerry, later this month. Some 700 d(...)

 HSE director general Tony O’Brien:   the Government has so far resisted calls for him  to resign

The Fianna Fáil front bench will meet on Tuesday to decide whether to support a planned Dáil motion of no confidence in HSE director general Tony O’Br(...)

Mr O’Brien’s contract as director general of the HSE had been due to expire at the end of July.

The head of the HSE Tony O’Brien is to leave his post at the beginning of July, a Government Minister has said. Mr O’Brien has faced strong criticism(...)

Mr Coveney predicted it will be those who are currently undecided who will decide the referendum but he had concerns they may be afraid to vote for change because of the arguments made the No campaign. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A prominent member of Fine Gael in Cork has taken issue with Tánaiste Simon Coveney saying that some people campaigning for a No vote in the referendu(...)

Simon Coveney predicted that undecided voters, which he estimated as being about 30 per cent of the electorate,would decide the outcome of the May 25th referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste has expressed concern that those campaigning to retain the Eighth Amendment may try to frighten undecided voters into voting No if they h(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar listens as Caroline and Michael McCarthy speak about their experience of having to travel to Liverpool for an abortion  due to a fatal foetal abnormality during a Fine Gael  event pressing for a Yes vote in the May 25th referendum on whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Fine Gael has warned people not to trust social media for facts surrounding the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. A number of senior Ministers held(...)

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There is no law to stop either side in the abortion referendum seeking donations from minors, the Standard in Public Office Commission (Sipo) has stat(...)

Sharing a stage: BBC journalist Jonathan Dimbleby quizzing Leo Varadkar   and Mary Lou McDonald for a broadcast recorded in late 2016  at Dublin Castle. “Since Varadkar became Taoiseach there has certainly been a thaw in relations between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin.” File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister of State Jim Daly has outraged some of his Fine Gael colleagues and delighted Sinn Féin by suggesting that the two parties could do a coaliti(...)

 Jim Daly: ‘I have no ideological objection to Sinn Féin being part of a government.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael minister has denied he was slapped down after declaring no objection to Sinn Féin in government, adding that many of his party colleagues (...)

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