John Brady

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 Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty: the Bill will “genuinely help those employed in precarious situations”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Zero-hour contracts are to be prohibited “except in specific limited circumstances” under legislation introduced by Minister for Employment Affairs Re(...)

Leo Varadkar:  he confirmed that if the talks failed the Government would seek the “implementation of the Good Friday agreement in the absence of those institutions”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed grave concern that if the current talks on the North fail there will be no restoration of the Northern institutio(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has  ordered a full econometric review of the JobPath scheme which is expected to be completed this year. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Under a fifth of people who took part in the State’s JobPath scheme gained employment during its first year in operation, Government figures show. Jo(...)

Sinn Féin’s John Brady highlighted potential problems at Sydney Parade Dart station in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin city centre Dart stations and those near centres for the disabled will always be staffed but Irish Rail must adapt to changing technology and c(...)

Mary Lou McDonald has not made any public comment on her intentions since Gerry  Adams announced his intention to step down. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has confirmed he will not challenge Mary Lou McDonald for the position of party president. Mr Murphy is the latest senior (...)

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Lou McDonald is poised to be appointed Sinn Féin president after two of the main contenders confirmed they would not take part in a contest. Fina(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said  reversing the 2012 pension changes would unnecessarily benefit people who have access to other resources. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has defended the pensions changes made under the Fine Gael-Labour government which most affected women. (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the ‘department takes the fire safety of children, teachers and all those who work in schools extremely seriously’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Thirty-seven school funding applications to carry out fire safety works were rejected over the last three years, figures from the Department of Educat(...)

 Lohunda Crescent in Clonsilla, Dublin in 2003  when residents blocked a bin lorry into their estate in protest against bin charges. Photograph by Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing his first real political headache in the imposition of new bin charges. He warned his Fine Gael parliamentary party (...)

Sinn Féin social protection spokesman John Brady claimed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ignored delays in maternity benefit payments for three months. Photograph: Julien Warnand/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ignored delays in maternity benefit payments for three months when he was minister for social protection until the issue was hi(...)

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