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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘The existing scheme is clearly not adequate and there is a need for an enhanced scheme.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The potential for 100 per cent redress for owners of homes affected by mica “remains on the table”, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said following a meeting(...)

School principals are often left holding the ultimate responsibility for its implementation. Photograph: iStock

I’m principal of a secondary school and feel frustrated over changes to the timing of the Leaving Cert and CAO offers. The longer exam period and earl(...)

Students born outside Ireland are exempt from Irish requirements for entry to National University of Ireland colleges. Photograph: iStock

My son in transition year is eligible to be exempt from Irish for the Leaving Certificate under National University of Ireland rules, given that he wa(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains James Daly and Bill O’ Shaughnessy to the priesthood for the Dublin Diocese. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Two men were ordained to the priesthood at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral on Tuesday which was the feast of St Laurence O’Toole, principal patron of the archd(...)

The Bill, brought forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross, will still proceed to the Dáil in the autumn. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Proposals to automatically ban anyone found to be over the legal drink-driving limit from the roads were opposed by six Ministers at yesterday’s Cabin(...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan. “She sent a very clear message that we cannot leave any stone unturned and to get the maximise vote for Fianna Fáil”

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan has launched Pat “the Cope” Gallagher’s election campaign. Ms Coughlan, who lost her seat in the 2011 general election,(...)

The Minister and the language

A chara, – Aidan Doyle, in his rather downbeat article “Irish language is not a part of us – it must be learned” (July 19th), is quite wrong in implyi(...)