Joe McHugh

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Literature on display at the “Beyond Brexit  – The Future of Ireland”  event in Belfast at the weekend. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It is reasonable to assume that the majority of the 1,500-strong crowd at the weekend conference in Belfast, “Beyond Brexit – The Future of Ireland” ,(...)

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Minister for Education Joe McHugh has insisted that Irish will remain a compulsory part of the school curriculum for students. His comments come at a(...)

Tyler with his mother Wendy Doherty and the text book ‘Making History’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The single deadliest atrocity in the history of the State – the Dublin and Monaghan bombings – has been “airbrushed” from school books, campaigners sa(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh says he has detected a sense of ‘initiative overload’ among teachers who feel pressurised into implementing a range of new policies. Photo: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There is a sense of “initiative overload” among teachers who feel pressurised into implementing a range of policies and reforms, according to the new (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he believed there was a necessity for change and he wanted to be the Minister to put this to a referendum. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Twelve Cabinet Ministers have declined to state their position on the Oireachtas committee’s recommendations on the Eighth Amendment. The committee p(...)

Wilson’s Bridge in Swan Park, Buncrana, Co Donegal, which  was damaged by flooding last week. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Families directly impacted by major flooding in Donegal have been given €150 per person in financial aid to cover emergency costs such as clothing and(...)

The Belfast singer-songwriter returns to the recording studio after a lengthy absence with a genteel collection of original and traditional songs. The(...)

Independent Senator David Norris put his face on the front of 2,000 Christmas cards.

Nine ministers were among the 47 Oireachtas members who used the Leinster House printing service to produce personalised Christmas cards, documents re(...)