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The new carriages will enter service by 2021, for the Kildare, Maynooth and Northern commuter lines.   Photograph: George Doyle/Getty

Extra carriages for commuter rail services for the greater Dublin area are to be purchased in an €150 million move announced on Wednesday by Minister (...)

Department of Finance secretary general Derek Moran. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will receive advice from the Central Bank on the potential removal of the €500,000 pay cap on bankers’ pay th(...)

Robert Watt before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday

The secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure has faced sustained questioning about why his department only became involved in dealing(...)

John McGuinness: he said rank-and-file party members were unhappy with the extension to the deal that underpins the Fine Gael-led minority government

Fianna Fáil TDs exchanged public insults on Wednesday as bitterness between an outspoken party TD and his colleagues intensified. John McGuinness, a (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of Health needs to change.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of He(...)

Tony O’Brien is to stand aside from his position on Friday after weeks of controversy over the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A tweet from the director general of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien has been strongly criticised by politicians. Mr O’Brien is to stand as(...)

Outgoing HSE  Director General Tony O’ Brien who discussed told Public Accounts Committee he had received a briefing note from national director for health and well-being Stephanie O’Keefe. Photograph: Collins

HSE chief Tony O’Brien has said he was told in 2016 that the results of audit findings in relation to who developed cervical cancer were to be communi(...)

Public money has been used to build a bar, restaurant and cinema for a private company to make a profit, the Public Accounts Committee (Pac) has heard(...)

Angry exchanges were traded between  Independent TDs Michael Healy Rae and Danny Healy Rae and Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry  in a row over speaking time. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Dáil is to consider changing its rules after a dispute between three TDs made international headlines. Angry exchanges were traded between Fianna(...)

A banner placed in Shane Ross’s constituency shortly after the decision to reopen Stepaside Garda station was announced. Mr Ross said last night none of his political colleagues had promised to reopen the Garda station.

An interim report into the reopening of six Garda stations made only one firm recommendation, which was to reopen Stepaside Garda station, it has emer(...)

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