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Dr Sam Coulter Smyth: the master of the Rotunda Hospital insisted a degree of political will must come into the frame, “someone who can actually make things happen”.

The master of the Rotunda Hospital has said he is concerned about the extent to which the Health and Information and Quality Authority report into t(...)

Tánaiste Eamon  Gilmore asked what the reaction would be if Minister for Health Dr James Reilly came into the Dáil and said he wanted a smaller number of better equipped and better quality maternity hospitals. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said retaining all of the States 19 maternity hospitals should be considered following the report on the death of Savita H(...)

It is understood that Donegal TD Pearse Doherty had argued strongly for a Yes vote.

Sinn Féin has dismissed suggestions of major internal differences over its decision to campaign for a Yes vote in the referendum campaign. Seve(...)

 John Deasy: did not know if the referendum would call Mr Kenny’s leadership into question, but he believed his failure to engage in the debate was “a huge mistake”. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s failure to engage in public debate on the abolition of the Seanad was a “huge mistake”, according to a Government backbencher (...)

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An Post and UK operator, Camelot, have won the licence to run the National Lottery under a new 20-year contract that will allow for a greater shift(...)

Prime Time presenter, Miriam O’Callaghan  with Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Enterprise, and Fine Gael’s director of elections, Richard Bruton (left), representing the ‘Yes’ camp and the leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin, representing the ‘No’ camp, before they debated the abolition of the Seanad prior to this Friday’s referendum.

The abolition of the Seanad would improve the political system because it would shift the full focus of politics to a chamber elected to by all the ci(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald claimed the Central Bank governor chose to ‘sit on his hands’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There were sharp exchanges in the Dáil this morning in a row about Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan’s comments that there were no new issues a(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary Hanafin wants to run but the party hierarchy is not convinced

Government and Opposition MEPs may see their seats come under threat next year after a recasting of European constituencies. This is the backdrop agai(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin: surprised by secondment arrangements

Public servants can be legally redeployed under legislation introduced by Minister for Public Reform and Expenditure Brendan Howlin. Definitive redepl(...)

Taoiseach says that far from being ‘some sort of schoolboy bully’ the Minister for Education  has pointed out the reality of the situation.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected claims that Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn is a “schoolyard bully” threatening compulsory redundancies on Asti (...)

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