Michael Martin

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One cycle of IVF  can cost about €5,000.  While a tax rebate can be claimed on some of the outlay, the financial burden on those seeking treatments is still significant. Photograph: Alan Betson

Private health insurers are to meet a national infertility support group in coming weeks to discuss the possibility of offering cover to policyholders(...)

Senator Averil Power said one of the problems for women in the past have been existing incumbents but there were now a lot of openings for the next election Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TImes

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said a “fundamental cultural shift” was needed to enable women to get involved in politics. He acknowledged that som(...)

Ten Corkmen fail to keep Michael Meehan’s late free out of the net but it wasn’t enought for Galway. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 1-17 Galway 1-16: Saved by experience here, Cork will not be able to tap into that advantage when facing Dublin in a repeat of the 2010 All-Irel(...)

The Government has handed the banks a charter to repossess family homes and failed to grasp the scale of the mortgage arrears crisis, Fianna Fáil clai(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: no free vote will be offered.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An attempt to allow Fine Gael TDs and Senators a free vote on the abortion Bill failed to get off the ground last night when it came before the parl(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness will temporarily step aside from the chair at its meeting tomorrow to make a statement on controversial comments he has made this week and on the judgement he exercised when he was a Minister of State.

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness will temporarily step aside from the chair at its meeting tomorrow to make a statement on controver(...)

John McGuinness: the Taoiseach  claimed the affair was “damaging” for  the  chairman of the  Public Accounts Committee

Taoiseach Enda Kenny weighed in against Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman and Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness for claiming a case can be made fo(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore was standing in yesterday  for the Taoiseach, who was in Brussels explaining that an Apple a day helps the multinationals stay. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It was Eamon’s turn to defend the indefensible yesterday. Enda set the bar low for him on Tuesday with his defence of Alan Shatter’s worr(...)

Alex White, Minister of State at the Department of Health. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thank heavens for Alex – Enda’s white haired boy. He’s very bright, you know. He’s a lawyer. And a senior counsel, to boot. (...)

Financial regulator Matthew Elderfield  at the mortgage arrears plan announcement earlier this month. The plan sets out a strategy for the Irish banking sector to deal with mortgage holders in financial difficulty. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The recent initiative on Ireland’s mortgage crisis announced by the Central Bank’s Matthew Elderfield may help bank share prices in the long ru(...)

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