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Tánaiste Leo  Varadkar has said Brexit is ‘not a passing storm’ and was more like climate change. Photograph: iStock

Brexit is like “political climate change” and will go on “forever”, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Fine Gael parliamentary party. Speaking to col(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has apologised to a family who have been without appropriate education for their children for seven years. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Up to 80 children with special needs in the Dublin area alone do not have a school place to meet their assessed needs from next September. It is esti(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said new special schools had to be created and capacity expanded within existing schools. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has apologised to the Milne family in the Dáil on Wednesday and said the State has failed them. Parents Gillian and Darren (...)

In a series of posts on Twitter Josepha Madigan said she felt she had to use powers available to her to try and ensure ‘every child gets the supports they need and access to a school placement’.

Schools may be forced to open places for special needs children who cannot find a place, Minister of State for Special Education Josepha Madigan has i(...)

Josepha Madigan, Minister of State for special education, announced the  expansion of special education places in Dublin and Cork.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of private schools in south Dublin plan to enrol students with learning disabilities who have been assessed as requiring special classes for (...)

  Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris had been due to travel  to France for St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three Government Ministers were forced to abandon their St Patrick’s Day travel plans after testing positive for Covid-19. The Ministers, all of whom(...)

 Socialist Feminist Movement mark International Women’s Day with a standout at the Spire, O Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Violence against women - whether in their homes, in public spaces or in war - was - the recurrent theme at events marking International Women’s Day on(...)

Tipperary TD Alan Kelly announced during an emotional press conference that he was resigning as Labour Party leader after his colleagues lost faith in his ability to deliver. Photograph: Alan Betson

The question on everyone’s lips this morning is why, and why now? Tipperary TD Alan Kelly announced during an emotional press conference last night t(...)

Josepha Madigan with students from the Lycée Théodore Monod

Josepha Madigan visited Paris a few days ago for a belated St Brigid’s Day celebration, intended to showcase Ireland’s work to promote gender equality(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has asked senior counsel Hugh Mohan to conduct an external review in relation to a social event at McKee Barracks in Dublin in June 2020. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Up to 100 people were interviewed during two internal military investigations into a social event at a Dublin Army barracks during a period of Covid-1(...)

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