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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (left), Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Transport Shane Ross remove the ribbon on the first Luas tram to use the new cross-city track. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“How many ministers for transport does it take to link the Luas?” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar asked. He answered his own riddle. “It appears it (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil he believed there was time to put the Brexit border agreement back on track. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

There is still time to rescue the Brexit Border deal, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. “As things stand, the ball is very much in London…the ball is (...)

Róisín Shortall said it was essential that a GP can refer a young person on to psychological services and counselling services at an early stage rather than referring the person to a waiting list.

The Government is being urged to accelerate the recruitment of additional community child psychologists with figures showing 2,500 young people are wa(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl said the Dáil should be pursuing family-friendly policies. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl has criticised the late sitting of the Dáil until midnight to debate the Finance Bill and warned of past mistakes mad(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald speaking on justice issues in the Seanad tonight. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

Sinn Féin has given Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald one last opportunity to answer questions on the Garda whistleblower controversy or it has warned it wi(...)

 The long-stalled Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, 2015, will be reintroduced in the Seanad when the House resumes after the Halloween break, the Taoiseach has confirmed. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The long-stalled Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, 2015, will be reintroduced in the Seanad when the House resumes after the Halloween break, the Taoiseac(...)

Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea will bring the motion to the House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A private member’s motion calling for controversial pension provisions which affect 36,000 people to be repealed will be introduced by Fianna Fáil in (...)

John Concannon is the director of the Strategic Communications Unit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil he did not appoint the head of the Government’s new Strategic Communications Unit but he did approach and ask him(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “When an economy is growing, we should balance the books and pay down our debt.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again committed his Government to tax cuts for middle-income earners in the Budget, despite Opposition claims that spare re(...)

 Horses  at the site  near Athenry in Co Galway  where Apple plans to build  a data centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland could lose out on jobs from multinational companies because of delays in planning permission for the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry, Co(...)

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