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Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace has raised the issue of Pobal’s charitable status a number of times in the Dáil. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The company that manages Government and EU social inclusion programmes is to review its status as a registered charity, following questions about its(...)

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring said the new  fund ‘supports life-long learning, strengthens communities and helps people to become job-ready’.

A €190 million programme to help encourage people living in deprived communities into education and employment has been unveiled in Limerick. The ma(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Denis Naughten said those engaged in illegal dumping were committing ‘economic and environmental treason’.

Drones, CCTV cameras and extra funding for clean-up operations are included in a new effort to tackle illegal dumping, Minister for Environment Denis (...)

Passengers at  Heuston station in  Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ruled out the closure of rural rail lines due to budget cuts. Mr Varadkar told the Dáil on Tuesday the Government could n(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Government’s proposals to legislate for abortions up to 12 weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES  Abortion vote tracker

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Government’s proposals to legislate for abortions up to 12 weeks in light of criticism of the measures by Tána(...)

Past cranes over Dublin: There are fears in Government  that the prioritisation of cities under the National Development Plan will be seen as neglect of rural Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The new National Development Plan, to be announced in the coming weeks by the Government, will commit to spending €115 billion over the next decade in(...)

There would be a major trauma centre established in Dublin and one in Cork, as well as a number of other units which would deal with less serious cases. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Health Simon Harris will today seek Cabinet support to rationalise the provision of trauma care services in hospitals across the country (...)

Leo Varadkar has said the NPF must be realistic. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted the National Planning Framework (NPF) needs to be realistic insisting every town cannot become a city. Speaking a(...)

When, one is entitled to ask, will real reform of the health service begin? Waiting lists for appointments and operations are at record levels, as are(...)

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