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Ibec’s Fergal O’Brien said that from roads to broadband ‘poorly developed infrastructure pushes up operating costs directly for businesses by make trade more difficult or expensive’.  .Photograph: Eric Luke

Employers’ group Ibec has backed Fine Gael in the developing row between Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin ov(...)

The State will this year spend €1.3bn on social housing, with overall expenditure of €5.3bn on 47,000 additional homes by 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

The review of the Government’s housing strategy will focus on affordable housing that costs no more than one third of income, Minister for Housing Eog(...)

Prof Ethel Brooks, Sabina Higgins and Lynn Jackson, co-ordinator of the national Roma Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration, at Tuesday’s ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

A US professor visiting Ireland has expressed her shock at an alleged anti-Romany outburst by an immigration officer at Dublin Airport when she told h(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: TDs rejected his  amendment to the Green Party motion by 84 votes to 46 and also refused a Fianna Fáil amendment by 93 votes to 37. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has suffered his first defeat after the Dáil accepted a Green Party motion to strengthen building standards and reg(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said Máire Whelan (above) was the best person to be appointed. He said the Government acted entirely within its constitutional powers. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan has claimed the Government deliberately decided to evade the law in the manner by which it appointed Mái(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has been urged to show independence in the role. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has been urged to show independence and to avoid becoming a “prisoner” of the decisions of the Government an(...)

Members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit take part in a training exercise. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A meeting to assess the terrorism threat faced by the State and the measures the Republic could take to counter it will be held on Thursday, Taoiseach(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘You have brought your children to a concert venue. You leave them outside as they go in to an adventure. To think some of them never came back.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The bombing attack in Manchester was a “barbaric attack on children and an assault on civilisation”, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl told the Dáil. (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has announced his intention to step down. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has announced he will step down as a Cabinet Minister when a new taoiseach assumes office in June. The Dáil veter(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Houses of the Oireachtas/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that allegations of the phone-tapping of a political party activist relate to the early 2000s. He was responding in the(...)

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