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The department will also look again at how to promote further investment in the cultural sector from businesses. Photograph: The Irish Times

An annual consultation day and a review of existing cultural institutions are some of the proposals contained in the country’s first national cultural(...)

Meath County Council has said it will continue to discriminate against housing tenants who have not paid water charges.

Meath County Council has said it will continue to discriminate against housing tenants who have not paid water charges. It said, however, that this (...)

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan’s  Bill that proposed to ban hare coursing in Ireland was defeated by 164 to 20 votes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two Sinn Féin TDs face a short-term suspension for defying the party’s instructions on a Bill banning hare coursing. The party had issued an instruc(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Fiona O’Loughlin listens as party spokeswoman on the arts Niamh Smyth answers questions from reporters outside the Dáil. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has created a Frankenstein department of the arts that covers the “bean an tí, ballet, bogs, and broadband”, the Dáil has heard. Sinn (...)

 Fianna Fáil TDs Fiona O’Loughlin, Niamh Smyth and Barry Cowen  following discussion on the arts at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s expanded Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht, Regional Development and Rural Affairs is a “Frankenstein” department which covers (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming is to replace his party colleague John McGuinness as chair of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming is to replace his party colleague John McGuinness as chair of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee. Mr Fleming was infor(...)

 Garda headquarters at Harcourt Square which was sold by Nama in 2013.  The OPW lease for the building expires this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Office of Public Works (OPW) and An Garda Síochána have identified a long-term replacement for the force’s Dublin command and control building bu(...)

Lorraine Nolan: has appealed for funding for her daughter’s treatment

Psychiatric patients in the northeast are being forced to remain in hospital because of a lack of funding for a treatment that could allow them to lea(...)

Brian Murtagh is a patient at Navan General Hospital who is waiting for a place in the National Rehab Centre. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Brian Murtagh (43), who had a stroke last year, has been ready for discharge from hospital for over four months. A patient at Our Lady’s Hospital, (...)

Peadar Tóibín TD at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis

Peadar Tóibín (41), a former deputy mayor of Navan, was first elected to the Dáil in 2011. He is Sinn Féin spokesman on jobs and innovation and deputy(...)

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