Kathleen Lynch

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The state of respite-care services around the country is inconsistent, carer advocates say. Photograph: Thinkstock

Respite services are in a state of disarray with inconsistent supports provided to family carers around the State, advocacy groups have said. Inclus(...)

 Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch has indicated a rerun of the Oireachtas inquiries referendum could form part of the Labour Party’s manifesto. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The electorate may be asked to vote again to give more power to politicians to conduct formal inquiries, it has emerged. Minister of State(...)

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance speaking to media. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government has announced details of a new capital investment plan for counties Cork and Kerry. Six Government ministers attended an ev(...)

For the child to develop properly, the relationship with the primary carer is important. Photograph: Thinkstock

We all know the early experience of infants and toddlers matters. My mother often says, “Sure he hadn’t a great start” when talking about someone who (...)

Minister for State Kathleen Lynch: said tagging was in operation in a small number of cases for prisoners on temporary release.

There were exchanges in the Seanad in a row over the cost of tagging offenders rather than sending them to prison. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly said(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Trolley numbers and hospital waiting lists continued to rise in August, despite the provision of extra funding to alleviate pressures on the health se(...)

The introduction of the Government’s planned extension of free GP care for all children under age 12 potentially faces new delays . The Irish Medical(...)

Daniel “Woody” Woodgate (left) and his brother Nick, in a publicity shot from the official website of their band,  Magic Brothers.

A member of the band Madness warned of the dangers of taking hallucinogenic drugs as he helped launch a new schizophrenia treatment programme in Dubli(...)

Kathleen Lynch: Accepted that the general election date had become the “burning issue of the day”.

Labour Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch has played down talk of a rift between Labour and Fine Gael over the date of the election and conceded that a(...)

Senator Mary White says Dublin residents have complained to her about being placed in the wrong postal district. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has claimed the new Eircode system is placing householders in the wrong geographical area. She told the Seanad that Dub(...)

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