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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties said it is getting a large number of queries about the public services card

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties is to write to the Government expressing concerns about the roll-out of the public services card. The scheme ca(...)

Michael Ring, minister for Rural and Community Development, who has appointed a new board to the WDC.    Photograph: Eric Luke

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has appointed a new board to the Western Development Commission (WDC). The purpose of(...)

The Bill, brought forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross, will still proceed to the Dáil in the autumn. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Proposals to automatically ban anyone found to be over the legal drink-driving limit from the roads were opposed by six Ministers at yesterday’s Cabin(...)

Minister for Transport  Shane Ross has dismissed objections to the drink-driving Bill as ‘complete and utter nonsense’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Cabinet has deferred a decision on whether to allow a free vote on controversial proposals to impose a mandatory driving ban on all motorists conv(...)

Minister for Community and Rural Michael Ring TD with Northern and Western Regional Assembly Director David Minton and Joann Hosey, director Bank of Ireland Connacht and Ulster.Western Region Named EU Entrepreneurial Region 2018 at Leeson Centre, Westport, Co. Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Ireland’s northern and western areas are to be designated the EU’s European Entrepreneurial Region 2018 for achievements in reversing a bleak economic(...)

Minister for Community and Rural Affairs. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael Ring has promised an influx of government funding to his own constituency following his appointment as Minister for Community and Rural Affair(...)

New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reshuffled his Cabinet.

Contrary to much of the disappointed media commentary, Leo Varadkar managed to pull off a fairly dramatic Cabinet reshuffle. If anything, he may have (...)

Declaring that he was ‘elected to lead but I promise to serve’, Leo Varadkar recommitted himself to the Coalition arrangement. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar was elected Taoiseach yesterday and immediately announced a Cabinet reshuffle in which he promoted several Fine Gael TDs to leadership po(...)

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney: Coveney’s big ask was to be given, after the Taoiseach, the next most important position when it comes to Brexit negotiations. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

As is ever the case, the new Cabinet appointments tipped their hats to gender, geography, ability and, in the case of the main mover around the table(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing his cabinet in the Dáil on Wednesday evening.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor was the only casualty in Leo Varadkar’s Cabinet reshuffle following his appointment as Taoiseach on Wednesday. Eoghan Murphy,(...)

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