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Joan Burton:  Labour’s education spokeswoman says: “I talk to principals who are constantly at the end of their tether in relation to being able to access qualified staff when they need replacements for cover.” Photograph:  Collins Courts

Up to 3,600 unqualified people were employed as teachers in the past year as schools struggled to fill gaps for short-term absences. The numbers show(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “It is not going to be possible to fully resolve the Border question until we start to talk about the future relationship that the UK will have with the European Union.” Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated he expects a breakthrough in the negotiations between the EU and the UK in the coming weeks, enabling EU leaders (...)

Fiach Kelly Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it is “likely” that European Union leaders will give the go-ahead for Brexit talks to proceed to the nex(...)

 Minister for Arts Heather Humphries was meeting the Arts Council to discuss allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre in Dublin.   File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh.

The Taoiseach has said there should be “no tolerance” of assault, sexual harassment or bullying in any workplace. Leo Varadkar was speaking in the D(...)

Irish Government departments will spend at least €39.3 million this year in an effort to better prepare for Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Dealing with Brexit will cost Irish Government departments at least €39.3 million this year, according to figures compiled by the Labour Party. As pa(...)

The 2016 figure  includes a number of settlements made following a clampdown by Revenue on tax avoidance schemes. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

More than half a billion euro in taxes was collected from 571 of the State’s wealthiest people last year. High-wealth individuals – who are defined a(...)

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates speaking during a press conference in Washington DC in June. Photograph: Getty

The Taoiseach has praised acting US attorney general Sally Yates who has been sacked by president Donald Trump for refusing to implement his travel po(...)

Rival demonstrations about abortion laws on O’Connell Street, Dublin, in 2013. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The citizens’ assembly chosen to debate abortion is a “Craggy Island” solution to the controversy,Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit TD Ruth(...)

Protesters during the trial of a 17-year-old for false imprisonment at the Children’s Court in Smithfield. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour Party TD Joan Burton arrived at the Children’s Court via a side entrance on Monday morning before giving evidence in the trial of a 17-year-old(...)

Plenty of empty seats on view in the Dáil... TDs were rebuked today by Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl after the start of Dáil business was delayed  until the 20 members required for a quorum were found. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

TDs were rebuked today by Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl after the start of Dáil business was delayed for 40 minutes until the 20 members required f(...)

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