Representatives of the Irish medical devices industry, which employs about 25,000 people, have argued that the new rules could threaten the industry here.  Representatives of the Irish medical devices industry, which employs about 25,000 people, have argued that the new rules could threaten the industry here.

MEPs will debate new amendments to the controversial medical devices directive today ahead of a key vote on the legislation later this week in Strasbo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visiting the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Scarcely 10 minutes at the ploughing and Enda Kenny had already put his foot in it. The photographers surged forward. “Lads, lads – keep away from the(...)

“Dublin will remain a three-seater in the new dispensation, comprising the local administrative areas of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin and the city of Dublin.”

A radical recasting of European Parliament constituencies will be made in advance of next year’s election after a report from an independent Constitue(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary Hanafin wants to run but the party hierarchy is not convinced

Government and Opposition MEPs may see their seats come under threat next year after a recasting of European constituencies. This is the backdrop agai(...)

Independent MEP Nessa Childers: her core constituency base has been cut by a quarter. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Prospective MEPs outside Dublin will have to campaign in as many as 15 counties during next year’s European election. It follows a radical recasting (...)

Mickey, Cormac and Cathal Mac Connell at the funeral of their brother, Seán Mac Connell, at the Church of the Divine Word, Rathfarnham. Photograph: Frank Miller

The funeral took place in Dublin yesterday of former Agricultural Correspondent of The Irish Times Seán Mac ConnellHis death earlier in the week at th(...)

There is speculation within Fine Gael that the leadership would like Mayo TD John O’Mahony (above), a constituency colleague of Taoiseach Enda Kenny
’s
, to run for a European seat.

Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin each want a looming revamp of Ireland’s European constituencies to keep the three-seater in Dublin with the rema(...)

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle? Well, yes and no. I know what(...)

A vice-president of the Eu ropean Parliament collapsed and was taken to hospital after chairing a session on the reform(...)

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