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Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says mandatory hotel quarantine `has worked and is working’. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More than a third of the 4,616 people who entered mandatory hotel quarantine appealed against their detention, but just 11 per cent were successful, a(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary Fitzpatrick said the legislation has worked for many women but it ‘has not been perfect’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has been urged to outline arrangements for the review of abortion legislation, on the third anniversary of the re(...)

Mental health services need to be prepared for ‘a sustained surge in demand over the coming years’

Mental health services need to be prepared for “a sustained surge in demand over the coming years” in the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Oireach(...)

Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Health, appearing before an Oireachtas committee

RTÉ has contacted the Department of Health asking that it correct the Oireachtas record following a fractious committee meeting. It is understood the(...)

Racing heart: Senator Martin Conway. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Eh, I think you’re on mute there, deputy. Unmute yourself there please, deputy. Try the bottom-left-hand corner.” “Can you hear me now? Aah for fec (...)

Minister with responsibility for mental health Mary Butler also defended the Government’s vaccination programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

An initiative to ensure that almost 5,000 children and teenagers waiting more than 12 months for psychology services will be seen this year is at an a(...)

Previous Fianna Fáil poll topper in Clare, Timmy Dooley loses seat.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Sinn Féin performance that blew across the country claimed two high profile electoral casualties in Clare. Former Fine Gael junior minister, Pat (...)

Fran Harding got into  trouble while swimming off Lahinch beach at about 10.40am. Photograph: Google Maps

A man who died after getting into difficulty while swimming off Lahinch, Co Clare, on Sunday morning had lost his son in a double drowning tragedy two(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said ‘there is big hypocrisy in this debate’ as some politicians calling for action also object to housing projects. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The State is “letting children down” by having them live in emergency accommodation, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said. Mr Murphy was updat(...)

Damian English  said it was “absolutely frustrating to see funding not been spent.”Photograph: Alan Betson

Local councillors may soon lose their power to vote on proposed Traveller accommodation, minister of State at the Department of Housing Damien English(...)

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