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Simon Coveney on Denis Naughten: “in my view he did not do anything that constitutes giving inappropriate information to anybody. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he had confidence in Denis Naughten as Minister for Communications. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has expressed confidence in Minister for Communications Denis Naughten during heated Dáil exchanges about Mr Naughten’s controv(...)

In 2009, there were only 120 GP training places, while this year it was expected there would be 194. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he expects the Government will be investing “many millions’’ more in general practice from next year. “GPs(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten speaking in the Dáil this afternoon on the INM controversy. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said there was “nothing wrong or inappropriate” for him to tell anyone he would take advice on sending a pr(...)

Ian Marshall is “a certainty” to secure one of the seats, according to one Seanad source

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall is expected to win a Seanad seat when two byelections are(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

There was an almost fourfold increase in cases of “extreme exploitation’’ of migrant workers in Ireland last year, a Dublin conference was told on Wed(...)

Fianna Fáil TD James Brown said increasingly teachers  were meeting  children who had nothing physically or intellectually wrong with them but who were presenting with speech, language and social developmental issues. Photograph: Getty Images

Children as young as between four and six years are presenting with anxiety, stress and other mental health issues, Fianna Fáil TD James Browne has cl(...)

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly said there was a public health risk associated with not vaccinating both boys and girls against HPV.

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly has urged Minister for Health Simon Harris to speed up the extension of the HPV vaccination programme to include bo(...)

Simon Coveney: June is a significant date from an Irish perspective. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “some serious questions’’ will have to be asked if there is no progress by June on the “backstop’’ in the Brexit treat(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the passport  service was back to an “acceptable benchmark’’ in terms of online applications. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The recent severe weather has caused a delay in issuing passports, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. “We actually had to close our(...)

 Members of Dublin Fire Brigade and gardaí at the scene of the fire at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun, Dublin,  on Thursday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

There will be a “very extensive investigation” into Wednesday night’s major fire at the Metro Hotel in Ballymun, north Dublin, Tánaiste Simon Coveney (...)

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