Michael Healy

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The kitchen with its stained glass windows.

Behind this slick church conversion in the sleepy Co Limerick village of Ballyneety there lies a lifetime of labour – 27 years spent making this rural(...)

Labour  TD Alan Kelly and Labour Leader Brendan Howlin:  “There’s a vast crater in St James’s and, having dug themselves into this hole, the Government seems to have no choice but to keep digging and try to find a way out.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Deep below Merrion Street, in the bowels of Government Buildings, is a top secret laboratory. It is entered via a concealed opening in rat-infested s(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

And it’s goodnight from me . . . The Coop and the Cap on Virgin Media’s ‘The Tonight Show’

This week Michael Healy-Rae infiltrated the Dublin 4 media bubble as the co-presenter of Virgin Media’s Tonight Show. He does so with the panache of (...)

Eilidh Prise, Natalya Coyle  and Sive Brassil celebrate with their silver medals at the  ECMP European Championships in  Hungary. Photograph: Pentathlon Ireland

Irish pentathlon is celebrating another landmark achievement after Natalya Coyle, Eilidh Prise and Sive Brassil joined forces to win women’s team silv(...)

 Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer: dual players like her are consistently facing and making   unnecessary decisions. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The last weekend in camogie and football kind of reminded me of a speech by Michael Healy-Rae in the Dáil. There have been loads of weird, wild, wacky(...)

Leo Varadkar: if ‘we may need to make an exception’ and reinstate a guillotine to time-limit debate of a new road safety Bill. Photograph: Collins

The Taoiseach has threatened to reinstate the Dáil guillotine to pass a controversial Bill that changes some drink drive penalties due to growing frus(...)

The HSE has reimbursed almost 5,000 procedures at a cost of €9.2 million since the EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive came into force in 2014. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Thousands of frustrated patients are heading overseas for medical treatment as waiting lists in Irish hospitals continue to soar, new figures show. T(...)

A group of TDs and Senators opposed to repeal of the Eighth Amendment gathered in Merrion Square in Dublin. Photograph: Sarah Bardon

A cross-party group of TDs and Senators has joined together calling for a No vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. The event, which took p(...)

Fedamore House, a 25,000sq ft mansion located 10 minutes from the M7 in Limerick.

It’s not every day you come across a 25,000sq ft (2,275sq m) mansion looming large in the Limerick countryside. A former modest Glebe House has been l(...)

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