Leo Varadkar

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Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer was awarded  €2.1m in damages which the State is now appealing. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A tribunal to hear cases and determine awards arising from the CervicalCheck screening controversy “will be a step into the unknown”, the Dáil has hea(...)

Collapse of Stormont means the North-South Ministerial Council has not met for three years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How is any form of Brexit supposed to pass the test set by the so-called “mapping exercise” into impacts on the Belfast Agreement? Perhaps Brexit doe(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: If the offer stacks up it is a ‘big turnaround’. Photograph: Reuters

Telecommunications company Eir is likely to tell the Government “red line” issues in the contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) would have to (...)

 Health support staff during strike action at St James’s Hospital in Dublin city centre on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

More than 2,000 patients had scheduled procedures, appointments or operations cancelled in hospitals across the country as a result of the strike on W(...)

Health support workers Mag Dowling (L) Margaret Doherty (C) and Naveen Sharma (R), on strike outside St James’s Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected as “bogus and misleading” comparisons between pay restoration to judges and the HSE support workers’ strike. Foll(...)

Health support are pictured during their 24-hour  strike outside St James’s Hosptial in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

More than 2,000 surgical and scope procedures and outpatient appointments have been cancelled on Wednesday as a result of a 24-hour strike by 10,000 h(...)

Waterford TD  John Deasy has called for the entire Waterford Fine Gael organisation to be suspended and for party headquarters to intervene in the constituency. File image: Stephen Collins / Collins Photos

An unsuccessful local election candidate in Waterford has said that she intends to make a formal complaint to the party over alleged bullying and inti(...)

Mr Varadkar insisted that Wednesday’s 24-hour stoppage by 10,000 health support workers ‘is not inevitable’. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Government’s position on payments to 10,000 healthcare support workers remains unchanged, and a 24-hour strike looks set to go ahead on Wednesday.(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: there will be limited room on budget day for any additional spending or tax measures beyond those already signalled. Photograph: PA

A no-deal Brexit would push the Government towards running an overall budget deficit next year as opposed to a small surplus if the UK leaves the EU i(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison, who are reported to have made a healthy return on their stake in Slack

A Chicago-based mutual fund has spent more than €1 billion over the past nine months building up an 8 per cent stake in Ryanair, according to the Sund(...)

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