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Anne Graham, CEO, NTA with map of  phase one of the BusConnects Core Bus Corridors project.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some residents in north Dublin have said they are prepared to lose part of their front gardens to make way for bus and cycle lanes under the BusConnec(...)

Senior Government figures remain adamant  they will not concede to the nurses’ demands, citing the upfront cost and the belief it would spell the end of the public sector pay agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

Nurses will lose pay rises, increments and gains for new recruits if they go on strike, Government and union sources confirmed on Thursday, as the psy(...)

Anne Graham, of the National Transport Authority, at a media briefing in November to unveil details of phase one of the BusConnects project. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A further 80 north Dublin households could lose part of their front gardens under alternative plans now being considered by the National Transport Aut(...)

  NTA chief executive Anne Graham and deputy chief executive Hugh Creegan at a briefing in November to unveil details of the BusConnects project. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

If Dublin is to maintain its capacity as a city and a capital “we will have to do more and urgently”, the National Transport Authority (NTA) is to tel(...)

Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer was accused by Fianna Fáil senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of using “misogynistic” and “gendered” language towards her.

And the winner of the High Dudgeon award for Overreaction of the Week goes to. . . Lorraine Clifford-Lee. The Fianna Fáil senator experienced a sudde(...)

The Green Party’s Catherine Martin made quiet history on Thursday by becoming the first woman TD to speak in the House of Commons

Over on the mainland (Europe), EU leaders are growing sick, sore and tired of the Brexit talks process. When will it all end? Martyn Selmayr, controve(...)

Michael D Higgins has been accused of treating presidential debates like radio phone-in show ‘Liveline’. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Michael D Higgins has been accused of treating presidential debates like radio phone-in show Liveline by failing to take part in some events yet calli(...)

Gardaí at the crime scene in Poppintree Cresent, Ballymun. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

The Republic’s latest gun-murder victim, Robert Sheridan, had long been a target for drug dealers he had once worked with and was warned last month hi(...)

A setion of the crowd at the public meeting in Portmarnock. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD John Lahart realised that there was trouble ahead for the BusConnects reform plan when he started getting an unusually high number of e(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been accused of being ‘seriously politically disinterested’ in the BusConnects scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross was heavily criticised at a private meeting of Fine Gael TDs and Senators on Wednesday night over his handling of th(...)

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