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Dr Gabriel Scally said the number of slides sent to laboratories used in the CervicalCheck programme could only be tracked through the billings systems of laboratories, not by their clinical registers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven of the 16 laboratories involved in the CervicalCheck scandal were not inspected by the team set up to investigate it, and they have now closed d(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor: ‘Projects such as BusConnects are intended to improve the lives of residents, not to rip the heart out of their village, their community.’

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is the latest high profile Fine Gael politician to criticise the State’s proposed BusCon(...)

Local elections, Kimmage-Rathmines: Green Party local election candidate Patrick Costello canvasses in Harold’s Cross, Dublin. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

“Do you know anything about this spine, what’s it called, BusConnects?” asks a young woman in Harold’s Cross, south Dublin, who has just answered the (...)

Kim Kardashian and other celebrities are ‘coming into issues that have a serious effect on our public health’, Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell told an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday. File photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

Vaccinated children could be left deaf or suffer other complications through being exposed to mumps, the Oireachtas health committee has heard. Docto(...)

BusConnects aims to overhaul Dublin bus system by creating 230km of dedicated bus lanes. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Fine Gael TD has questioned time savings anticipated under the BusConnects plan and claimed it lacks the “creative vision” needed to address the gro(...)

 Locals at a community meeting in Christ Church, Rathgar, in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. Photograph: James Forde

Six bus routes – the 15, 15a, 15b, 14, 65 and the 65b – pass by Christ Church, the Presbyterian church in the heart of Rathgar village in Dublin 6, br(...)

 Kate O’Connell: “I think in London the eels were behaving bizarrely in the Thames at some point.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The environmental watchdog has been asked what it is doing to monitor the presence of illicit drugs in Irish water following research in some European(...)

Ann Kean and Patrick Halpin at their home, Aberdeen Lodge, which is also a guesthouse in Sandymount, Dublin speaking to representatives of receivers appointed by Goldman Sachs who were attempting to take possession of the property. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Patrick Halpin and his wife, Ann Keane, are sitting in the back office of Aberdeen Lodge, a B&B in the well-heeled Dublin suburb of Sandymount. Th(...)

PAC member Catherine Connolly:  “These payments are going directly to the private market that’s unsustainable, where rents are going up and up and up. Rents are absolutely unsustainable.”

More than 80,000 households would be “out on the streets” if Government took the “populist” decision to get rid of the Housing Assistance Payment (Hap(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris, Andrew Mc Dowell EIB vice-president, Werner Hoyer EIB president, Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the signing of documents for the loan for the  children’s hospital in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The senior Department of Public Expenditure official who was on the board planning the national children’s hospital was appointed in a personal capaci(...)

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