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Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: insisted the existing contractual rights of workers in sectors covered by Registered Employment Agreements were unaffected by the ruling. Photograph: David Sleator

Employment in the construction sector was effectively deregulated yesterday after the Supreme Court struck down as “unconstitu(...)

Socialist TD Joe Higgins: described the Seanad as a “rotten borough”.

The referendum on the abolition of the Seanad is likely to take place in October, the same month as the budget. Taoiseac(...)

Dr James Reilly said legislation would set out a comprehensive range of measures to promote greater public awareness around sunbed dangers. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sunbed parlours which allow under 18-year-olds to use their machines face substantial penalties under legislation being(...)

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour all make zero returns – indicating that the parties’ fundraising is geared towards raising money through encouraging multiple donations worth €126 or less.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

The Standards in Public Office Commission said yesterday that files had been sent to the gardaí in relation to the People Before (...)

New TD Helen McEntee. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter smiled broadly. There was not a judge in sight. The recipient was the new TD for Meath East, Helen McEn(...)

Fianna Fáil’s  Seán Fleming said the rejection of the deal by the country’s largest trade union Siptu was “a significant blow” to the Government’s hopes of achieving additional savings.

Opposition parties tonight rounded on the Government as it failed to secure an agreement on public sector pay – with Fianna Fáil branding the c(...)

Socialist TD Joe Higgins said the austerity agenda being pursued by the Government and the EU is ‘destroying millions of lives’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands of people are expected to attend a protest against the property tax in Dublin today. The march, which departs from Parnell Squa(...)

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