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People who receive the once-off annual domiciliary care grant as full-time carers of people with special needs would be eligible for the scheme, an estimated 80,000 people. Photograph: Getty Images

Full-time carers of people with special needs could receive 12 hours as a respite break every month under legislation to be introduced this month. T(...)

Politicians made 196 representations to the Revenue Commissioners in 2016. File photograph: Joe St Leger

Politicians made 196 representations to the Revenue Commissioners in 2016, in addition to 51 cases where Minister for Finance Michael Noonan referred (...)

Theft of sheep and cattle affects all regions of Ireland, causing significant problems for the farmers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said it wants to remind people a reward of €10,000 is being offered for “significant” information on the theft of c(...)

The Department of Education. The assistant secretary general at the department said Mr Bruton’s legislation would boost the Ombudsman for Children’s capacity to investigate issues

A Fine Gael Deputy and former principal said he was “blown away” at how school boards of management were defending teachers at the centre of complain(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s period in office is coming to a close. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

So what will he do? What will he say to them? And will they be satisfied with it? These are the questions that will dominate political chatter today.(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Simon Coveney  and Leo Varadkar in 2010. Mr Kenny will say the leadership issue will be dealt with after he visits Washington DC for St Patrick’s Day. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs have said they will not table a motion of no-confidence in the Taoiseach if he gives a firm indication he will step down soon after his (...)

Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison  (left) with his partner Marissa Simms talking to deputy Alan Kelly  at the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s the must-have accessory in Leinster House these days. You’re nobody if you don’t have a whistleblower to call upon in this time of crisis. Ye(...)

Research among parent groups at primary level suggests the weight of schoolbags is one of their biggest concerns. Photograph: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

Children should be encouraged to carry schoolbags to and from school despite concerns among parents over links to back pain, according to an assistant(...)

IFA members protest in Dublin to call for an urgent aid package for grain farmers affected by dire weather conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There were sharp divisions in the Dáil over a proposed compensation fund for tillage farmers when a Fine Gael TD compared it to the controversy that h(...)

An anti-water charges protest in Dublin city centre in August 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Fine Gael TD has accused the national media of stirring up civil disobedience over water charges, with RTÉ promoting demonstrations as if they were (...)

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