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Independent Senator Victor Boyhan said great financial strain had been placed on communities in taking judicial review proceedings in an effort to halt developments sanctioned under the scheme. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Mark Hilliard Construction work on approved housing developments can take up to two years to begin despite the introduction of a controversial fast-t(...)

Revenue Commissioners office on Anne Street, Wexford

Two State bodies are investigating alleged irregularities into how a site that now houses offices of the Revenue Commissioners and Department of Emplo(...)

Minister for Health, Simon Harris: ‘It is my policy objective to make contraception free in 2021 and that is what I would like to see happen.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Free contraception for women will be available from 2021, Minister for Health Simon Harris has told the Dáil. He said legislation would be necessary (...)

Former Workers’ Party members Pat Rabbitte, Proinsias De Rossa, Liz McManus and Eamonn Gilmore campaigning for Democratic Left in 2002. Photograph: Eric Luke

A growing number of political groups have positioned themselves further left of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin, including: People Before Profit The(...)

Paul Murphy, Richard Boyd Barrett  and Bríd Smith of Solidarity/People Before Profit. Murphy has left the Socialist Party to form his own far-left party which he will launch on Monday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Here’s a heartwarming little announcement aimed at Paul Murphy – who left the Socialist Party on Thursday – which arrived too late for this week’s Soc(...)

Willie O’Dea: It is  suggested he  has been stung by jibes from  Opposition TDs on the pension  issue

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has privately told senior party figures they are risking a general election backlash from older voters if they do not insi(...)

Paul Murphy is leaving  the Socialist party after it failed to resolve an internal year-long dispute over the extent and level of co-operation it should have with other left-leaning parties and movements of the left. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Dublin South West TD Paul Murphy is leaving the Socialist Party and will launch what he describes as a new socialist group next Monday. Mr Murphy(...)

Ruth Coppinger points to screen shots of text messages during a press conference at Buswells Hotel in Dublin discussing landlord and tenant relationships prior to her raising the issue again in the Dáil. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The housing crisis has created the “perfect storm for predatory landlords”, Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has told the Dáil. She warned that in the Ho(...)

Dublin South West TD Paul Murphy said it was ‘fundamental problem’ with the Brexit negotiations that there was ‘no representatives of ordinary people anywhere in Europe on either side of the negotiating table.’

The Government should refuse to introduce checks on goods crossing the Border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Solidarity-People Before Profit TDs ha(...)

Staff who worked at Apple’s Cork facility through two contracting companies were let go when the tech giant suspended the Siri grading programme. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Apple will consider hiring any contractors who were involved in its controversial Siri “grading” programme before it was suspended when it ultimately (...)

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