John Halligan

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The Government has announced funding of €8 million for 10 Institutes of Technology to support an estimated 2,300 additional apprenticeships in 13 diff(...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan. Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford has questioned the ability of Irish people to think critically, accusing some Yes voters in last week’s abortion refe(...)

 Ballot paper being counted for  the 2012 Fiscal Stability Treaty referendum. Photograph: David Sleator

Mid-morning tallies on Saturday will give voters the first indication of the result of the abortion referendum. All constituencies will have a tally(...)

Pro Life Campaign: ‘A lot of Mass goers intend to vote Yes’

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsis (Phonsie) Cullinan urged his priests to use material scripted by the Pro Life Campaign at Masse(...)

Ireland is currently spending about 1.3 to 1.5 per cent of GDP on R&D compared to an EU average of 2.03 per cent. Photograph: iStock

“Ireland’s future economic growth and prosperity will depend in very large measure on our continued investment in research, development and innovation(...)

Minister of State for Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan:  “In the context of the UK withdrawing from the EU, Ireland needs to continue to cultivate ties with world-leading educational institutes in the UK.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Establishing a major research fund jointly supported by the UK and Ireland and a new North-South research centre have been proposed to strengthen coll(...)

Seán Canney  left the Independent Alliance following a disagreement over the allocation of a junior ministerial post. Photograph: Collins

Galway East Independent TD Seán Canney is to step down as Assistant Government Whip, saying his remaining in the position had “become a distraction” f(...)

 Sean Canney: “Rotating means rotating. The deal was that the position was to be rotated”

Independent TD Sean Canney will not find out until next week if he is to keep his job as an assistant government whip – a position which comes with a (...)

In an arrangement that was brokered after the general election in 2016, it was agreed that Sean Canney, pictured, and Kevin ’Boxer’ Moran would rotate the ministry.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Independent Alliance has issued Sean Canney with an ultimatum telling him he must decide whether he wants to remain part of the group by Friday. (...)

President Michael D Higgins with Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan (left) after signing a warrant at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday granting a posthumous pardon for Myles Joyce in respect of his conviction for the 1882 Maamtrasna murder case. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said some of the names mentioned in the race to contest President Michael D Higgins “should not be taken ser(...)

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