Jonathan O Brien

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The prospect of overruns at the Cork project was recently flagged by TII in a warning to Minister for Transport Shane Ross

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has defended its use of the same type of contract blamed for much of the overspend at the national children’s h(...)

Gardaí estimated up to 1,000 people took part in the protest. Photograph: Barry Roche

An Post mail centre workers in Dublin, Portlaoise and Athlone are being urged to show solidarity with over 200 colleagues in Cork facing redundancy as(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit Mick Barry. File photograph: Collins

Eight members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Lei(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Tánaiste Simon  Coveney said that work was ongoing to ensure that projects that have been committed to will be completed.

The Government has been accused in the Dáil of falsely continuing to claim there would be no delays with the delivery of major health projects. This (...)

Work in progress at the national children’s hospital site at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An unpublished report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found there are no effective controls for managing the rising cost of tribunals and c(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has been accused of not explaining where he will find up to €900 million to cover cost overruns on key infrastructure projects.

Running “roughshod” over Fianna Fáil would be a “mistake you’ll regret,” the Minister for Finance was warned during a heated Dáil row about funding fo(...)

Fr Seán Healy of  Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish economy could begin overheating by the end of 2019, the left-leaning think tank the Nevin Economic Institute has predicted. The institute’(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: the Sinn Féin  leader will be deeply concerned by  the party’s  poor performance in both the European and local elections. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the difficulties with the news prominence given to exit polls is that, over the course of an election count weekend, the most important and end(...)

FAI president Donal Conway and FAI executive vice-president John Delaney arriving at Leinster House to give evidence to the Oireachtas Committee on Sport. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

FAI president Donal Conway told members of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport that the association’s current board would step aside if that was what it(...)

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