Josepha Madigan

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All students in special schools, special classes and those with complex needs in mainstream schools will be eligible to participate in the summer programme. Photograph: iStock

The Government has announced an expanded summer “catch-up” programme for up to 81,000 children with special needs and disadvantaged students. All stu(...)

The Goat  pub in Goatstown, owned by Charlie Chawke.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Communities across the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area of Dublin have seen their suburbs expand to what must feel like bursting point with new housing sch(...)

Allanah Dunn was a transition-year pupil at Mount Anville secondary school and had been on an exchange programme in Granada, Spain.

Tributes have been paid to the south Dublin teenager who died on Thursday following a fall from a wall in southern Spain. Allanah Dunn (16) from Carr(...)

Minister for Tourism and Culture  Catherine Martin said the density and height of proposed development were in excess of what is permitted in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown development plan. File photograph: Gareth Chaney

Two Government Ministers are supporting locals’ objections to plans for a 698-bed student accommodation development across eight blocks in Goatstown (...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: he insists he has not broken the law, and defended his actions by saying he  circulated the contract to encourage NAGP members to agree to it.  Photograph: Alan Betson

“What I’m saying is it’s not going to arise,” said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the prospect of charges being brought against him on the back of the Garda(...)

Eoghan Murphy told the meeting that the level of risk is not the same countrywide. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs have called privately on the Government to end the rolling national lockdown and implement county or regional restrictions. At a meetin(...)

All schools are expected to reopen fully after Easter despite increase in Covid-19 cases among younger children, Minister for Education Norma Foley says. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

All schools are expected to reopen fully after Easter despite an increase in Covid-19 cases among younger children, Minister for Education Norma Foley(...)

Would the name “manhole” have to be changed to “personhole”,  asked Kerry TD Michael Healy Rea. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Minister of State Josepha Madigan has defended her call for an end to gender titles such as “chairman” and “spokesman” and maintains The Kerryman news(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said  a lot of ‘easy narratives’ about vaccination supply and distribution were out there but the challenge remained a significant one.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told his parliamentary party there is no “magic tree” when it comes to vaccinating the population of the State quickly. (...)

The Land Development Agency will undertake strategic land assembly. File photograph: Getty

There are more bankers on the board of the Land Development Agency (LDA) than there are women, the Dáil has been told. Green Party finance spokeswoma(...)

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