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Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

This may be the day. More likely, it is the day before the day. Or possibly, it is the day before the day that turns out not to be the day at all. Bu(...)

Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier has pledged full EU support for Ireland in the negotiations leading to the UK’s withdrawal in an address to the(...)

BioAtlantis, a Tralee-based indigenous company, was granted a licence to harvest 753 hectares  of kelp (above). File photograph: Getty Images

A Government department published a single advertisement in a local paper and one flyer in the local Garda station to notify the West Cork public of a(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  claimed Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar had launched a national campaign on welfare fraud which overstated savings by more than 1,000 per cent. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused two senior Fine Gael Ministers of “promoting misleading and potentially fake statistics”. Mr Martin cla(...)

Bertie Ahern arriving at Leinster House for the Seanad Special Select Committee on Brexit address. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said the Irish Government should urgently begin bilateral talks with Britain to ensure the State’s interests in key (...)

Michael Noonan told the Dáil he absolutely refuted the claims that he and his officials had acted inappropriately in meeting Cerberus. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan threatened to injunct the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for criticising as inappropriate a meeting he had with (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has  said the Government believed the level of public concern  was so profound it was time to conduct “a thorough, comprehensive and independent root-and-branch review” of the Garda. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to consult the Opposition on setting up an “external investigation” into the latest Garda scandals, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. (...)

 Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath speaks outside  Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil has unanimously agreed new expanded terms of reference for the commission of investigation into the abuse of the intellectually disabled woma(...)

 Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has rejected a new Bill on abortion. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Bill to reduce the penalty for having or helping to procure an abortion from up to 14 years in prison to a €1 fine is “premature”, Fine Gael Ministe(...)

A plaque in Tuam, Co Galway, commemorates up to 800 children buried at the site of the former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to deal with the scandal of mother and baby homes in the wake of the discovery of significant remains in Tuam. Mr Ke(...)

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