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  Finian McGrath stressed the importance of enacting the legislation before the summer recess so the service can be in place for carers in September. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An extra 14,000 people will be entitled to a GP visit card as a result of an expansion of existing schemes to those in receipt of carer’s payments. (...)

 Super-junior Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath:  “I wouldn’t feel comfortable wining and dining there”

Several prominent politicians, including Ministers and party leaders, have declined invitations to attend the US embassy’s celebration of American ind(...)

A total of 204 women have made requests seeking their medical records. However, only 116 of the files have been handed over.  File photograph:  Frank Miller

Eighty-eight women have yet to receive their medical files from CervicalCheck, it has been confirmed. Figures released by the National Screening Serv(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath said the  budget must “involve practical measures to tackle the acute crises the Government has allowed to develop in housing and in parts of our health service”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil, whose acquiescence is needed to pass budgetary policy, has broadly agreed with the spending approach outlined by the Government, while cl(...)

PTSB chief executive Jeremy Masding told the Oireachtas finance committee that the bank intended to reduce its NPLs to a single-digit percentage by March next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has offered 400 properties to the State’s housing agency as it seeks to remove its stock of about 2,000 properties from its books(...)

Chris Baldwin, who was appointed to the €110,000 post last July, leaves the organisation ‘by mutual agreement’, Galway 2020 said. Photograph: Galway City of Culture 2020

The British theatre director appointed as creative director for Galway’s European Capital of Culture in 2020 has resigned less than a year into his co(...)

Galway 2020 chief executive Hannah Kiely was invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday of Galway City Council’s strategic policy committee with responsibility for the arts but was unavailable.

A former Galway city mayor has said that there is a “confidence crisis” over the future of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project. Fine (...)

Micheál Martin at Dublin Castle for the referendum results on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The high level of support for repealing the Eighth Amendment across the country won’t impact on Fianna Fáil’s chances in the next general election des(...)

No campaigner Mattie McGrath. Photograph: Collins

Tipperary voted Yes with 59 per cent of voters favouring repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Turnout in Tipperary in the referendum was 64 per cent (...)

Presiding Officer Carmel McBride looks on as a voter casts their vote in Inishbofiin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

Dublin City Council has admitted that some voter registration forms “went astray” following an “unprecedented” surge in applications. Almost 20,000 (...)

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