Pat Rabbitte

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Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte: “The shortage of social workers leaves the agency vulnerable to criticism where non-compliance with best practice is sometimes established.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There are legacy issues and cultural changes that must be confronted within Tusla, according to its new chairman Pat Rabbitte. The former Labour Par(...)

The committee was told that the Departments of Education and Foreign of Affairs are working to ensure that in a no-deal context ‘we will be able to have mutual recognition of qualifications’. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone has said there could be “bilateral agreements” between Ireland and the UK to ensure there is mutual recog(...)

The ESB’s Jim Dollard,  Kate Tuohy and Pat O’Doherty;  Minister for the  Environment Richard Bruton; Parkwind’s  Francois Van Leeuw and Eric Antoons; and Paul Lennon of the ESB.  Asset Development.

* The €700 million Oriel renewable energy project off the Co Louth coast looked for a long time like an ill wind farm that was never going to blow any(...)

Pat Rabbitte has been appointed as the new chair of Tusla.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte has been appointed as the new chair of Tusla, the child and family agency. Mr Rabbitte’s appointment was con(...)

‘Hysteria can turn moral decency into hatred, and hatred can make monsters of us all.’ File photograph: David Sleator

“The first thing that strikes anyone driving around the Tallaght area or the people who live in Tallaght is the barricades, the barrels and the watche(...)

Denis Naughten: his ill-advised contacts with lead bidder David McCourt are difficult to comprehend. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It’s perhaps just a coincidence that a major telecoms sale should come unstuck for a second time under Fine Gael and for broadly comparable reasons – (...)

Ireland’s presidential candidates Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Sean Gallagher, President Michael D Higgins and Liadh Ní Riada: a poll on Wednesday put Higgins at almost 70 per cent. Photograph:   Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The 2018 presidential election campaign is often compared to the campaign of seven years ago. But for a more appropriate comparison, go back another s(...)

Buswells Hotel: “I started out in the kitchen, then worked my way up to the hall,” concierge Paddy Clerkin says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“What’s your soup of the day?” asks a lady in her soft Donegal accent while an American tourist at the next table, with mobile to her ear, loudly reco(...)

Plan A –  Denis Naughten, then minister for communications, announces details of the National Broadband Plan in April 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was simpler in the old days. When the State wanted to provide a major piece of economic infrastructure, it went ahead and did it, often via what us(...)

Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for communications on Thursday. File photograph: Alan Betson

August 30th, 2012 - Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte announces the National Broadband Plan (NBP), describing it as “the rural electrification (...)

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