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Explaining the revised numbers for testing, Simon Harris stressed there were two different issues involved. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of women who need a cervical cancer screening re-test because of the delay in checking for HPV (human papillomavirus) has been revised down(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “I knew there was a potential issue, but I did not know there were 6,000 women waiting to be retested.”

Minister for Health Simon Harris has moved to reassure women who will have to be recalled for repeat smear tests that the clinical risk is “exceedingl(...)

Good Morning, With just 64 days to go until Brexit, we are starting to get down to brass tacks in relation to what life will look like when the UK le(...)

Micheál Martin: Most TDs believe the Fianna Fáil leader wants to extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael, possibly by another year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

On Tuesday, similar to most Dáil sitting days over the past few weeks, negotiating teams from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael made their way to a room in Ag(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and the EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, Belgium, in March. File photograph:  Olivier Hoslet/Pool via Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has told the Dáil the Brexit withdrawal agreement is “not going to be reopened”. Mr Coveney said it was no(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  Told the Dáil that Britain remaining closely aligned with EU customs arrangements will benefit Irish businesses. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Cabinet will meet on Wednesday morning to discuss developments on a Brexit deal, Government Buildings said on Tuesday night in a short statement. (...)

A Woman’s Place: Noel Murphy’s portrait of the 53 women serving in the Oireachtas also includes Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to Westminster and Dáil Éireann

“Do you want me to smile?” Lisa Chambers asks. There may be slightly more concern in her question, while posing for a photograph, than that of an arti(...)

Leinster House: It is understood, although not yet confirmed, that the meeting will be held in the small room usually used by Ministers to host concerned delegations of various hue. It is, after all, neutral territory.

In a small room just off the bridge between Leinster House and Government Buildings, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are today expected to begin the process(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on Tuesday asked his front bench to come forward with concerns they have about lack of delivery by the Government in their policy areas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil has reacted angrily to suggestions from Fine Gael that any policies it wants to discuss as part of the review of the confidence-and-supply(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: he stressed his offer to guarantee the stability of the Government until the outcome of the talks in Brussels is clear

It would be “reckless” for the Taoiseach to call an election during such uncertainty over Brexit, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. Speakin(...)

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