Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan said it was 'a bit early’ for speculation on reducing the payment

The government should consider increasing housing supports if it cuts enhanced pandemic welfare payments, an economist with the Economic and Social Re(...)

Changes to the State’s enhanced pandemic social welfare payments are to be considered this week, Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Changes to the State’s enhanced pandemic social welfare payments are to be considered this week, Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has said. Speaki(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaves the GPO in Dublin’s city centre following the annual 1916 Easter commemoration on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The potential cost of the promises made by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in their coalition framework document has caused concern in both of their parliam(...)

 Patrick O’Donovan. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Patrick O’Donovan (43), from Newcastle West, is a qualified industrial chemist and first entered the local political scene with Fine Gael when he was (...)

Homes in Co Clare have received pleas in the post to vote for Fianna Fáil’s councillor James Collins – who is standing in Limerick

Fianna Fáil is backing the M20 motorway link-up between Cork and Limerick, but is it working on even closer ties between the two cities? Leaflets ask(...)

Even the ‘Votegate’ controversy in the Dáil seems unlikely to hurt Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins in his re-election bid. File photograph: Alan Betson

Limerick County (three seats) Current: 2 FG, 1 FF If there is to be an upset in Limerick County, it will likely come from an Independent taking one (...)

Accusing the Government of sitting on its hands as RTÉ’s problems worsened, Jack Chambers warned that delaying reform of the TV licence system for five years would ensure a continuing decline in public service media. Photograph:Fran Veale/The Irish Times

There is “no hope at all” for RTÉ if Government plans to save it include the broadcasting of death notices, the Dáil has been told. Fianna Fáil TD Ja(...)

Taken Down: A crime drama with sharp things to say about the direct provision system. Photograph: Bernard Walsh

In 2018, RTÉ broadcast Taken Down, a crime drama with sharp things to say about the direct provision system for asylum seekers that this Government ch(...)

RTÉ Headquarters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning. Days after the death of Gay Byrne, the dominant and outstanding figure in its history, RTÉ outlined overnight the measures it will have(...)

An Extinction Rebellion demonstration in Dublin. The Government’s climate plan is designed to ensure that Ireland reaches it 2030 carbon emissions reduction targets

The State is to change how it buys goods and services in a bid to drive more environmentally-friendly practices. All government contracts will soon ha(...)

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