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The Dáil was told more than 70 per cent of student nurses surveyed in 2018 were considering leaving the country. Pay and conditions were a major issue. File photgraph: Getty Images

The Government has been accused of treating student nurses and midwives who prop up the health services like “skivvies” and “slave labour”. Fianna Fá(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the appointment of a former Fianna Fáil senator, who lobbied for the National Association of General Practitione(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the potential election of Joe Biden as US president could help Ireland in Brexit talks and improve the global response to t(...)

Minister for Justice  Helen McEntee:  ‘Significant funding has been allocated in Budget 2021 to try to move away from a paper-based system to an online one.’ Photograph The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has pledged to implement faster processing of applications from undocumented migrants that have been delayed for ye(...)

Debenhams workers Jane Crowe (left) and Mairead Fullam at the delivery entrance to the Debenhams store, Parnell Street, Dublin ahead of the High Court hearing  on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The joint provisional liquidators of the Irish arm of fashion retailer Debenhams have been granted a High Court injunction preventing unlawful actions(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) scheme is expected to cost more than €5.2 billion by April 2021.

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys has signalled that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) could be extended beyond April next year, (...)

Minister for  Higher Education  Simon Harris TD and the CAO held a meeting on Monday to discuss the number of places which are likely to be required for upgraded students.

Up to 450 new CAO offers will be issued on Thursday to students whose Leaving Cert results were upgraded following errors in the calculated grades pro(...)

Students with these higher grades will not be downgraded as exam candidates are not penalised for such errors.

Almost 8,000 Leaving Cert grades issued this year were higher than they should have been due to coding errors in the calculated grades process, accord(...)

The Debenhams store on Henry Street, Dublin which was occupied by former workers over redundancy settlements. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Debenhams Ireland liquidators KPMG and unions need to get back around the table to get a “respectable package” for the workers, the Taoiseach has told(...)

The HSE, said the service does not take the issue of missed tests lightly “and we make every effort to find people who are not answering phones”. Photograph: iStock

More than 1,300 test appointments were missed by confirmed contacts of people infected with Covid-19, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The Health S(...)

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