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Ronan McGreevy None of the recommendations made by a Government-appointed group on internet safety have been implemented four years on, according to(...)

The move to restrict the number of places schools may set aside for children of past pupils  had faced resistance from a number of private schools and some Fine Gael TDs. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is expected to drop the previous government’s plan to limit the number of places schools may set aside for child(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “She was not in a position to speak or to defend herself, and the whistleblower is clear that the most appalling acts were perpetrated in this case.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The foster father in the southeast abuse controversy contacted then minister for health Michael Noonan to have his “beloved daughter’’ kept with the f(...)

British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron is mindful and understanding of the Government’s serious concerns about the implications of Britain leaving th(...)

Tanaiste Joan Burton

The Department of Social Protection used long-established principles in dealing with social welfare recipients with debts, Tánaiste Joan Burton told (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said abortion laws do not serve women well.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she agrees with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s comments that the current abortion laws are “too restrictive”.Ms Burt(...)

A protester blocking the exit is pushed aside as the Taoiseach’s car leaves the Mansion House, in Dublin. Photograph; Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Opposition to waters charges continued today outside the Mansion House in Dublin where demonstrators mounted a protest as Taoiseach Enda Kenny atte(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said ‘it’s a matter for each individual school whether or not they want to use JobBridge’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that the practice of certain schools seeking cleaners, special needs assistants or teachers through JobBridge was “no(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton’s belief that Britain would have ceded independence to Ireland without an armed struggle has been described as “delusi(...)

 John Bruton: “Sinn Féin and the IRA should have used the Home Rule Act as a peaceful stepping stone to dominion status and full independence.”

The Easter Rising and subsequent War of Independence were “completely unnecessary” because Home Rule was already on the statute books, former taoiseac(...)

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