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 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: said she would consider a Patten-like commission of investigation or an independent review

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald insisted in the Dáil the first she knew of the “huge discrepancy’’ in Garda breath test figures was when it was revealed a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan pictured at Garda Head Quarters, Phoenix Park in 2015. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was sharply criticised in the Dáil on Tuesday and accused of “evasion” in a heated row over her responsibility to answer q(...)

Enda Kenny: the Taoiseach said that he had spoken directly to Mr Trump about the situation for undocumented Irish.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has praised Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s speech on immigration in Washington and said he “did well” on his St Patrick’s w(...)

Hospitals will face a €700 million hole in their budgets if any attempt is made to deprive them of income from private patients, Minister for Health Simon Harris has warned.

Hospitals will face a €700 million hole in their budgets if any attempt is made to deprive them of income from private patients, Minister for Health S(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone said: ‘If OutVets are not in the parade I definitely won’t be taking part.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

This year’s St Patrick’s Day parade controversy in America is brought to us courtesy of the “Southie” shindig in Boston. High-profile Irish-American(...)

Katherine Zappone: Tuam was “part of a tapestry of oppression, abuse and systematic human rights violations”. Photograph: Eric Luke

An interim report on the Tuam baby scandal is to be published by the end of the month, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. Taoiseach En(...)

Tesco workers picket outside Tesco in Artane. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Supermarket giant Tesco underestimated the “spirit of solidarity” among ordinary people when it gambled that people would not support its workers’ eff(...)

 Shane Ross has said the review ordered by the Taoiseach into the operation of US pre-clearance at Dublin and Shannon airports will be completed by the weekend. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The review ordered by the Taoiseach into the operation of US pre-clearance at Dublin and Shannon airports will be completed by the weekend, according (...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien warned TDs the organisation could not   build the proposed national children’s hospital “within the current capital envelope” Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said it cannot afford to build the €1 billion new national children’s hospital. The HSE cannot p(...)

Bus Éireann’s  acting chief executive  said changes needed to be implemented “otherwise this company will not exist this time next year”.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bus Éireann will be insolvent by the end of the current calendar year if losses continue at existing levels, the company’s acting chief executive has (...)

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