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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told the Dáil the purpose of the Garda presence at an eviction in Dublin was ‘to keep the peace and facilitate a peaceful protest and the enforcement of an order of the High Court’. Photograph: Jack Power

The Department of Justice is to examine the law in relation to the execution of High Court orders by private security firms, Charlie Flanagan has told(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil that “women were literally allowed to die before fault was admitted”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Scally report, published on Wednesday, was a measured account of a profound failure by the State’s health services. But its conclusions demonstra(...)

Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State Catherine Byrne at the announcement  of the  redevelopment of local authority  lands at Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael ministers Eoghan Murphy and Catherine Byrne have publicly clashed over plans for the State’s first “cost-rental” housing estate in the Dubli(...)

The Dublin Bus network redesign sees the replacement of all existing route numbers with a simplified lettering system. Photograph: Alan Betson

The US transport planner behind the redesign of the Dublin Bus network has hit back at TDs and union officials for spreading “false information” ab(...)

Low water levels at Blessington Lake. Photograph: Tom Honan

The days when water charges and the management of Ireland’s deteriorating water infrastructure were the most lethally combustible political issue for (...)

Eoghan Murphy: he has received advice from the Attorney General  on potential wording for a referendum on enshrining public ownership of water services in the Constitution.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Water is to be separated from Ervia and established as a single national utility to operate the State’s water services. The proposals, which we(...)

Votes are counted at the RDS during the Abortion Referendum count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“I think we’ve all just grown up a little bit,” said Independent Dublin South Central TD Joan Collins as the referendum result for her constituency wa(...)

Sheila Hancock: The soaps have done a lot for that. There are wonderful parts for older women. Photograph: Mike Marsland/Getty ImagesWireImage

The solidly left-wing Sheila Hancock has been enjoying the royal wedding on the telly. “I didn’t watch all of it, but I thought: that girl has put he(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right) and  Minister for Health Simon Harris: Taoiseach told the Dáil he is ‘very angry’  women were not told that following an audit of their tests it was discovered that pre-cancerous cells were not identified in  their first check. ‘I’m a Taoiseach, a doctor and also a brother with two sisters,’ he said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Women of Ireland: What they don’t know won’t hurt them. Best say nothing. Particularly as it’s not a patient safety issue anymore. Because these pa(...)

Donald Sutherland gets mad in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

Look, it’s only fair. Hollywood has aimed undemanding, patronising films at kids for generations. It can only be right that older people now get their(...)

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