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Mr D’arcy said he doesn’t hold insurance companies in ‘high regard’ and had made ‘pretty strong statements’ about them. Photograph: iStock

Fifty cases of suspected insurance fraud have been reported to the gardaí in the past eight months, the Minister of State at the Department of Finance(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf ‘believes that at all times he acted in good faith’. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty

A fresh investigation is to be held in New Zealand into charges that top official Gabriel Makhlouf, who is to be Ireland’s next Central Bank governor,(...)

The issue of Government spending has been one of main the topics of the local and European elections, with TDs from all parties reporting voter concern about projects such as the national children’s hospital and the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has called on the State’s fiscal watchdog to carry out an official examination of the Government’s budgetary figures because it claims Fin(...)

Neither Tusla nor the Children At Risk in Ireland (CARI) organisation could provide figures for how many children have been referred for inappropriate sexual behaviour. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Referrals of children for inappropriate sexual behaviour have “sky-rocketed” in recent years, a leading child welfare expert has warned. Child welfar(...)

Minister of State Finian McGrath and Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Mr McGrath apologised for accusing gardaí of carrying out ‘over-the-top’ drink-driving checks because they oppose new road safety laws. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

February saw a more than 20 per cent increase in the number of people caught for drink-driving compared to the same month last year. There were 646 a(...)

Just 69 motorists were caught over the drink-driving limit “the morning after” since the beginning of the year, latest Garda figures show. Last month(...)

Members of the Fingal Battalion Direct Action Group.outside Minister for Health Simon Harris’s house last weekend. Photograph: Facebook

Despite calling themselves the Fingal Battalion, the protesters who gathered outside the homes of Ministers Simon Harris and Richard Bruton are neithe(...)

Cousins Connie and Rico Delaney at the Carrowbrowne temporary halting site beside the Headford Road in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shughnessy

A group of 13 Traveller families, including over 40 children, say they feel like they have been “left to die” at a rat-infested site just outside Galw(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian  McGrath told an Oireachtas committee he too was ‘very upset’ about  the situation regarding finances for the Irish Deaf Society. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath has said funding difficulties that have arisen at the Irish Deaf Society are “unacceptable (...)

In 2013 the Irish Deaf Society held a protest outside Leinster House calling on the government to legally recognise Irish Sign Language. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A warning from the Irish Deaf Society that it will have to close next month, unless the State grants €300,000 in funding, has led to tensions in Gover(...)

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