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An Taisce is  set to appeal in the courts against planning permission granted for a €140 million Glanbia cheese plant in Co Kilkenny. A Glanbia plant in Idaho, US, is pictured above.

An Taisce, the State’s heritage and conservation body, has been described as “treasonous” at the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin shakes hands with Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar looks on at the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin in February, 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 20 Fianna Fáil TDs have said they would not rule out holding coalition talks with Sinn Féin after the next general election. It comes after Ta(...)

In a tweet Aengus Mac Grianna said he wished to apologise for the sketch. “Truly I am deeply sorry for the offence, distress and hurt caused. It was wrong for me. It was wrong of me.”

The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Media Niamh Smyth has called on RTÉ to remove a controversial sketch about God from its media player. Ms Smy(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has been named the party’s spokesman on social protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has appointed 18 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to a range of spokesperson positions. Fianna Fáil said the d(...)

RTÉ: There are four board vacancies but experience of “digital innovation and entrepreneurship” is merely “deemed desirable”.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas media committee has taken a break from its investigations into RTÉ retirement parties to issue a call-out for applications from “suitab(...)

Dr Paul Armstrong at the Lifford Bridge beside his practice in Lifford, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

To understand Donegal’s Covid-19 quandary one must stand on a bridge over the Foyle separating two towns. On a November day, Strabane, the town to the(...)

Broadcasters David McCullagh and Miriam O’Callaghan with their retiring colleague (centre) at a gathering in Donnybrook.

RTÉ representatives met gardaí on Monday in relation to an inquiry into a recent retirement gathering amid Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions. Gardaí are e(...)

Mia Greally (1) with motherJodi Carroll-Greally enjoying the turning on of Christmas lights in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will make a decision on exiting lockdown next week, and that there will be a Dáil debate on the issue(...)

Séamus Dooley, the NUJ’s Irish secretary, attending the Oireachtas media committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has offered “precious little clarity” on how it will tackle the financial situation at RTÉ and made “no real recognition” of the “tsuna(...)

Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

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