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Dublin remains the centre of the State’s homelessness problem with 1,352 families accessing homeless services in the region out of a national total of 1,754. There were 2,858 children in such services in the capital in June

The number of homeless people in the State increased slightly in June to almost 9,900, Department of Housing figures show. A total of 6,048 adults ar(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will today begin a tour of three European capitals to discuss Brexit and other issues. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will today begin a tour of three European capitals to discuss Brexit and other issues, amid signs of continuing division betwee(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “What took place during the Brexit referendum and the last US presidential election cannot be ignored or allowed happen again.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Facebook has agreed to share most of the data it has relating to advertisements during the abortion referendum campaign. The social media firm had pr(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe  warned that health spending would have to be controlled. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An almost €700 million increase in funding hospitals over the past four years has resulted in only “marginal” improvement in their performance, a revi(...)

The publication of expenditure reports gives Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ammunition when he sits down to listen to Ministers demanding more money for their departments. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

With strong economic growth and a general election in the mid-distance fuelling expectations around the Cabinet table, as well as among interest group(...)

The cost of public service pensions will rise sharply in the coming years, increasing by €2 billion by 2025, while the level of pension contribution from public servants will remain steady.

The cost of public service pensions will rise sharply in the coming years, increasing by €2 billion by 2025, while the level of pension contribution f(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: because of “turmoil in Westminster”, the Government will step up plans for a “no-deal scenario”. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

There is growing alarm in Dublin and Brussels that the British government is stepping back from, or will be unable to carry out soft Brexit positions (...)

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Senator Ivana Bacik during a Labour  press briefing on religion in schools.   Photograph:  Collins

The Citizen’s Assembly should be recalled to consider a constitutional referendum to end religious control of schools, according to the Labour Party. (...)

Low water levels at Blessington Lake. Photograph: Tom Honan

The days when water charges and the management of Ireland’s deteriorating water infrastructure were the most lethally combustible political issue for (...)

Night-time reductions in the water supply were introduced in the greater Dublin area last night. Photograph: iStock

Politicians from all parties have indicated cautious acceptance for the Government’s decision to separate Irish Water from its parent company Ervia so(...)

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