Mick Barry

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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 (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: There remains another transportation peak to be conquered. It’s called Bus Éireann

A full two weeks to the day since he took the south side omnibus into town, the Minister for Transport was sufficiently recovered to tell his Cabinet (...)

Mick Barry TD told the Anti-Austerity Alliance  conference he would like to see “the major wealth in society under public ownership and democratic control”. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Recent strikes by teachers, Luas and Dublin Bus workers, and the threatened action by gardaí, show that “militancy pays”, Anti-Austerity Alliance TD M(...)

An anti-water charges protest in Dublin last year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The expert commission which looked at the issue of water funding was not conducting its work in laboratory conditions. Comprised as it was of professi(...)

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