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Mr Varadkar insisted that Wednesday’s 24-hour stoppage by 10,000 health support workers ‘is not inevitable’. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Government’s position on payments to 10,000 healthcare support workers remains unchanged, and a 24-hour strike looks set to go ahead on Wednesday.(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the time for self-regulation of online material was now over. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Government aims to introduce comprehensive legislation before the end of the year to protect children from inappropriate online material, the Dáil(...)

Mr D’arcy said he doesn’t hold insurance companies in ‘high regard’ and had made ‘pretty strong statements’ about them. Photograph: iStock

Fifty cases of suspected insurance fraud have been reported to the gardaí in the past eight months, the Minister of State at the Department of Finance(...)

Fewer people are waiting for home help today than there were this day last year, Minister of State for Older People Jim Daly told the Dáil on Thursday. File photgraph: Eric Luke

Minister of State for Older People Jim Daly has insisted that there is no freeze on the provision of home help hours and no cuts in the allocation of (...)

The national children’s hospital has to provide some private facilities because of existing contracts with consultants, the Dáil has been told. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The national children’s hospital has to provide some private facilities because of existing contracts with consultants, the Dáil has been told. Eight(...)

Everybody in the Dáil, from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar down, agrees carers are marvellous.  Photograph: Fran Veale

The figures trip lightly off the tongue. Three hundred million. Four hundred and fifty six million. Eighteen point three million. Thirty million. Eigh(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: Joan Burton called for the process of appointing Mr Makhlouf as governor of the Cental Bank to be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, where he is head of the treasury.

The recruitment process to pick the next Central Bank of Ireland governor cost €70,236, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has disclosed, as his cho(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty TD has said that the final legislation, if enacted, would exclude loans that are securitised or put up for refinancing through the sale of asset-backed securities (ABS).

Irish banks are likely to resort increasingly to refinancing restructured mortgages in the bond markets to lower their non-performing loans ratios. Th(...)

A challenge taken by a firm linked to Denis O’Brien represents the biggest potential hurdle to the timely completion of the Siteserv inquiry, according to the judge leading the investigation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A legal challenge taken by a company linked to Denis O’Brien represents the biggest potential hurdle to the timely completion of the inquiry into the (...)

File photograph of Irish Naval Vessel L.É. Róisín on a routine maritime security operations patrol off Rockall. Photograph:Defence Forces

A warning from the Scottish government that it will take action against Irish fishing vessels that fish in the area around Rockall, a disputed island (...)

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