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Chaired by former Labour Relations chair Kevin Duffy, the commission recommends normal water usage should be paid through general taxation, with a charge for ’wasteful’ usage. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Fianna Fáil is to consider merging the property tax and water charges in a potential compromise. The Irish Times has learned party leader Micheál Mar(...)

Dementia deaths rose from 739 in 2008 to 2,159 last year. Women were twice as likely as men to die from dementia. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of people in Ireland with dementia is forecast to treble in the coming 30 years as the population ages, new figures show. The number of ca(...)

Fianna Fáil spokeswoman Mary Butler said one in three people over 65 years would develop dementia. File photograph: Getty Images

Eleven people in Ireland are diagnosed with dementia daily, Minister of State for Health Helen McEntee has told the Dáil. Some 55,000 Irish people li(...)

Minister of State John Halligan: a report commissioned at the request of Halligan advises against the expansion of cardiac care services at Waterford hospital. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

News that services at Waterford hospital could be reduced because of a report commissioned at the request of local TD and Minister of State John Hall(...)

A massive turnout as GAA All-Ireland hurling champions Tipperary make their homecoming at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There were two topics of conversation in Thurles tonight. The stunning performance of the senior hurlers was, of course, fresh on the minds of the te(...)

Tridentine Bishop Michael Cox, who was named as executor of the will, sought to have it  declared valid. Photograph: Courts Collins

The High Court has refused to put a temporary stay on the distribution of the disputed will of a woman who drew it up a week before she died. Celine (...)

Under the current social housing strategy, it is proposed that 110,000 social housing units will be delivered between 2015 and 2020. Photograph:  Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Local authorities need more than €5.5 billion to be made available to them over the next five years to address the housing crisis, a local government(...)

Face-off: participants in the protest wear Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin masks outside the Dáil. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

All afternoon, they sat and faced each other across the floor as a pointless dance went on around them. Enda Kenny, when not looking vaguely in Miche(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: his party is at logger heads with Fianna Fáil over the way forward for the State’s water utility. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil wants to hold a referendum on enshrining a water utility which could not be taken out of public ownership in the Constitution. During (...)

Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The first thing that can be said about Fianna Fáíl’s huge election is that nobody saw it coming, not even Fianna Fáil. Its success is a mixed blessi(...)

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