Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris: ‘We’re narrowing the conversation and almost sometimes suggesting their [people with disabilities] educational journey must end when they leave school.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has announced as a “major priority” transition planning for students with learning disabilities(...)

Liadh Ni Riada was the unanimous choice of party members in the three-seat constituency. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Former Ireland South MEP and unsuccessful Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has been selected by Sinn Féin to run for the party in the Cork North-(...)

Joan Lucey: ‘As a district nurse she would have touched the lives of many families’

A retired nurse who died hours before mediation started in her legal challenge against the Health Service Executive over her cervical smear tests coul(...)

Ms Humphreys said the move to remote working over the past nine months because of the Covid-19 pandemic could transform rural towns and villages.

The Government needs to be much more ambitious than its programme for government commitment to have 20 per cent of public sector employees working rem(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said it was ‘clear disability services are not resourced properly by the HSE or the State’ and criticised a ‘belittling’ attitude of some towards the sector

Future generations will “hang their heads in shame” at the way people with disabilities are treated, the chairman of a new Oireachtas committee on dis(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin will be paid €186,831 a year. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The three Ministers of State who sit at Cabinet who were to receive a controversial pay top-up have agreed to gift some of the money back to the State(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin told the Dáil on Wednesday he was left with ‘no alternative’ but to dismiss  minister for agriculture Barry Cowen after he refused to make a statement to the House about the ongoing controversy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The decision to sack minister for agriculture Barry Cowen was a depressing but “inevitable” one, Fianna Fáil backbenchers have said. The new Governme(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin emergingfrom the Convention Centre after being elected as Taoiseach. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has acknowledged many in Fianna Fáil were disappointed at missing out on ministerial appointments. However, he said his hand(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the abrupt conclusion and termination of the wage subsidy scheme could have a significant effect on job retention in the country. Photograph: Julien Behal/ PA Wire

A cut in the 13.5 per cent VAT rate is being examined as part of the new Government’s July stimulus package to boost the economy after the coronavirus(...)

The refusal of Jim O’Callaghan to accept a junior ministerial post after his failure to make the Cabinet has contributed to the uncertain mood in Micheál Martin’s Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have attempted to rectify the regional imbalance in the Cabinet by appointing a number of junior ministers fr(...)

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