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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(...)

The company has increased staff numbers from about 30 people following its deal for Arconics, whose customers included Cathay Pacific and Ryanair

Nasdaq-listed tech company ViaSat, which acquired Irish aviation software provider Arconics in late 2016, has said it intends to take on an additional(...)

Drones could be used to deliver medical supplies or to come to the assistance of swimmers. Photograph: Getty

A new €6 million research project which will assist the development of drone technology to perform tasks such as delivering essential medical supplies(...)

A taxiway at Waterford Airport. The airport recorded passenger numbers of 13,511 in 2016, the last year commercial flights operated there

Waterford Airport is in crisis and its future continuation in jeopardy, officials in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have said. An in(...)

Shane Ross: “This Bill will get through in one form or another”

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has indicated that he expects legislation on judicial appointments to be passed through the Oireachtas by the summer(...)

 Pictured at the Irish Research Council announcement were: (l to r) Prof Ursula Kilkelly, member of the council; Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills; Laureate awardee, Dr Dawn Walsh, University College Dublin and Laureate awardee and  Dr Larisa Florea, Dublin City University.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Government has moved to substantially increase “frontier research” by allocating €30 million to third level institutions in 36 projects approved b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

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