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Former FAI CEO John Delaney pictured this week after a meeting with the board of the FAI. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The bunting will be out next Saturday in Castleisland for the official opening of the much-anticipated Georgie O’Callaghan Park. But will John Delane(...)

 Billy Kelleher meets up with Clare hurling legends Brian Lohan and Niall Gilligan  while canvassing in Ennis, Co Clare, for the European elections. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Usually, political party leaders want their people to attend parliamentary party meetings. Recently, however, the presence of Anne Rabbitte irked Mich(...)

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry on Thursday night

Ronan McGreevy President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during riots in Derry on Thursday night. Mr (...)

Leo Varadkar said the Government “has the option to buy” into the network, and because it was not a commercial piece of infrastructure “one would expect that to be a relatively inexpensive proposition”. File photograph: Getty Images

The Taoiseach has confirmed that infrastructure for the rollout of high speed broadband will be owned by the consortium that develops the network and (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Mr Trump can be “somewhat unconventional in his communication methods” and said he might announce any “imminent arrival” to Ireland by social media. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump might only inform the Government of any potential visit to Ireland shortly before his arrival and by “electronic means”, the(...)

The Taoiseach said not all the almost €1 billion allocated to the scheme has been spent.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted that the funding for the nursing home Fair Deal scheme has not run out. “I can assure you it has not all been use(...)

Firefighters assess  damage to  Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after the massive fire on Monday. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The Government will consider a review of fire systems at Ireland’s heritage properties in the wake of the devastating Notre Dame blaze in Paris, the D(...)

Michéal Martin has said that while the Oireachtas committee hearing last week was at some level ‘farcical’ it was also ‘effective’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sport Ireland and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) are best placed to carry out an independent audit of the finances of the (...)

 If compromise is reached at Westminster and the nature of Britain’s future relationship with the EU is clarified, all bets are off. But there is little sign this is likely. Photograph: Frank Miller

In other circumstances, the EU’s extension of the Brexit deadline would have generated a storm of demands from opposition parties for an immediate gen(...)

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin described the PwC report into the escalation of costs as a “damning indictment” of the whole tendering and contract process. Photograph: Artist’s impression of national children’s hospital

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Health Simon Harris of being “asleep at the wheel” ove(...)

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