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Dara Quigley died on April 12th.

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said she was “totally disturbed and appalled” by reports that Garda CCTV footage of a distressed young woman who later die(...)

 Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs have expressed alarm at a proposal to completely separate public and private healthcare in the Republic. Photograph: Getty Images

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs have expressed alarm at a proposal to completely separate public and private healthcare in the Republic. A draft report(...)

Report also envisages the introduction of universal free GP care in the first year of the 10-year strategy.

A complete “disentangling” of the public and private healthcare systems is proposed in the draft report of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of (...)

Leo Varadkar: “That is how bulk buying operates. You get a significant discount.” Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has defended the “discount” the State applies to its free travel scheme cost as value for taxpayers’ money(...)

The traditional prayer which is read by the Ceann Comhairle, or whoever is in the chair at the time

A vote on an amendment to the Dáil rules to allow for 30 seconds of “silent reflection” after the traditional prayer is said at the opening of daily b(...)

The scene at Ringsend garage in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Privatisation of Bus Éireann has been ruled out by Minister for Transport Shane Ross. In heated Dáil exchanges with Opposition TDs, he said he had sta(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald: another  root and branch review of the Garda. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

If the Garda top brass were tree surgeons they’d have been sacked long ago. With the Taoiseach and his Minister for Justice a laughing stock for cont(...)

 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(...)

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