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The report has suggested several changes and additions to the climate action legislation, which is being sponsored by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The independent body scrutinising Government performance in meeting climate change obligations must be as robust as the Fiscal Advisory Council, a (...)

A report on climate change by an Oireachtas Committee has made no cast-iron recommendations to Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan but does suggest a number of courses of action that might be followed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political CorrespondentThe report of a parliamentary committee on a draft climate change Bill has made a number of significant suggestions(...)

“The best way to increase the supply of housing in Dublin is to keep up the pressure on the banks to do deals with people in arrears and develop negative equity mortgages and similar products.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The nascent recovery in residential property means that the release of monthly price data is no longer a “jump behind the couch and look through your (...)

A file image of workers preparing the Poolbeg incinerator site in 2010. Photograph: The Irish Times

The contract between Dublin City Council Covanta to develop the Poolbeg incinerator has been substantially renegotiated.A controversial “put or pay” c(...)

Jeremiah Collins:  pleaded guilty to 70 sample charges relating to the theft of some €188,000 from the Cork Centre for Independent Living. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A former financial administrator who admitted stealing over €500,000 from a charity where he worked to feed a gambling addiction has been sentenced (...)

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton’s suggestions have been described as ‘impractical and unrealistic’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton has defended her proposed amendments of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill after a perinatal psychiatris(...)

Dr Anthony McCarthy, perinatal psychiatrist at Holles Street maternity hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A psychiatrist has rejected as impractical and unrealistic amendments to the abortion Bill tabled by Minister of State Lucinda Creighton. Ms Cr(...)

The Seanad Chamber: A succession of Labour Senators and TDs declared yesterday that they will vote No on polling day. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour have diverged sharply in their attitude to dissent within the Government over the referendum to scrap the Seanad. Al(...)

Senate majority leader Harry Reid speaks to the press after the weekly Senate Democrats policy luncheon yesterday in  Washington, DC. Photograph: Getty

An assault weapons ban sought by US president Barack Obama ran into serious trouble last night when Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged there w(...)

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