Michael Harty

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Independent TD Michael Harty said men had been issued with letters by State agency telling them to vacate their direct provision centres within four weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Government agency has been accused of adding to homelessness because it is issuing eviction letters to men in direct provision who have been refused(...)

Dee Pauley with some photographs of her mother, Eileen Crowley, who is now staying in a nursing home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Deirdre Pauley still feels “massively” guilty about having to arrange for her mother to go into a nursing home. “It’s the hardest thing I have ever do(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said  “ideology has nothing to do” with solving the housing crisis, and that all potential solutions will be examined

The Attorney General has been asked to examine if new powers of compulsory purchase are needed to help tackle the housing crisis. Séamus Woulfe is u(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

Máire Whelan has her appointment to the  Court of Appeal rubberstamped by President Michael D Higgins, as crafty Leo looks on. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Taoiseach had a problem last weekend. He acted very decisively – with indecent haste, to be more precise – by bundling the former attorney gener(...)

Post-Brexit healthcare fears: Of 1,700 treatments funded under the cross-Border directive last year, about 700 were provided in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of Health. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland should “prepare for the worst” in terms of Brexit’s impact on the health service, according to an Oireachtas report. A hard Brexit could curt(...)

Dr Michael Harty: said the Taoiseach balked at the cost of implementing the “Future of Healthcare” report, which requires additional annual spending of €700 million.

Independent TD Dr Michael Harty says he decided to withdraw support from the Government after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refused to back the speedy implem(...)

Fianna Fail leader Micheall Martin during a  press briefing on the plinth of Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has asked the new Fine Gael leader, Leo Varadkar, to accelerate preparations for an abortion referendum, which(...)

Simon Coveney:  wants a position that would allow him to take on “big briefs” and would make him “a very powerful member of government”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Simon Coveney is open to a move from the Department of Housing in Leo Varadkar’s government, with the positions of tánaiste and minister for foreign a(...)

Like Enda Kenny, Leo Varadkar will need the support of at least 58 TDs. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar could be elected taoiseach by a narrower Dáil margin than the vote Enda Kenny achieved last year. Mr Varadkar is expect(...)

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