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The Chicago River as it winds its way through downtown after being dyed green. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

If you suffer from chlorophobia (fear of the colour green), downtown Chicago is not the place to be around St Patrick’s Day. But if you happen to be a(...)

 Independent deputy Mattie McGrath   hit out at Government Ministers appointing ‘spin doctors’ and ‘yet the Government is telling the nurses it cannot pay them’.  File photograph: Eric Luke

A shouting match erupted in the Dáil between Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring and Independent TD Mattie McGrath in a row over ministerial advis(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue made 11 representations to Revenue for constituents. Photograph: Donall Farmer

TDs and Senators made a total of 227 representations to the Revenue Commissioners including the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance Pasch(...)

Minister for Rural and Community Affairs Michael Ring clashed with Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny in the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin has been accused of “taking the Queen’s shilling” but failing to represent Ireland in a Dáil row over funding for Border areas post-Brexit. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross because it leads to a public “back and forth” between Fine Gael (...)

The first service was launched in Listowel, Co Kerry, last June and since last summer a total of 65 additional services across all 26 counties have been running on average from 6pm to 11pm typically on Friday and Saturday.

A pilot programme which has seen evening and late night public transport services operating in rural areas since the middle of last year has been give(...)

Drivers are told by gardaí to blame increased checks on Minister for Transport Shane Ross, according to one Minister. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Increased drink driving checkpoints by An Garda Síochána, particularly in the mornings, as a result of tighter drink driving laws have come in for hea(...)

Katie Taylor. “I love the simple life, the boring life. No, the US hasn’t changed me at all. I mean I’m living in a little one-bed apartment in America.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Really it has never been much different than it is now. Katie Taylor has always folded a boxing career into life on her own terms. If she can look aft(...)

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It is understood  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met Minister for Transport Shane Ross before the Cabinet meeting and brokered a deal. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

A Fine Gael Minister has told his colleagues he would rather have an election than pass controversial road safety measures proposed by Minister for Tr(...)

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