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Shamrock Rovers’ Dylan Watts celebrates scoring a goal after earlier missing a penalty in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, game against Finn Harps at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 3 Finn Harps 0 After performances against Dundalk and St Patrick’s Athletic recently that suggested Finn Harps would be nobody’s push(...)

Former chief executive Seán Ashe, who failed to declare ties to family members with interests in two companies that received contracts from the ETB, an audit found. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (ETB), which is at the centre of a controversy over how taxpayer funds were spent, is reviewing all i(...)

 Climate change protesters demonstrated outside Leinster House in Dublin earlier this week.   Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Opposition politicians have been accused of trying to frustrate Government plans to address climate change at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue made 11 representations to Revenue for constituents. Photograph: Donall Farmer

TDs and Senators made a total of 227 representations to the Revenue Commissioners including the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance Pasch(...)

Senior Government figures remain adamant  they will not concede to the nurses’ demands, citing the upfront cost and the belief it would spell the end of the public sector pay agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

Nurses will lose pay rises, increments and gains for new recruits if they go on strike, Government and union sources confirmed on Thursday, as the psy(...)

Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath Peter Burke said Fianna Fáil needed to ‘cost, detail and explain where public money should be spent in 2019’. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil made “irrational” spending calls totalling more than €3.5 million last year, a Government backbencher has claimed. Fine Gael TD for Long(...)

The regulator said individuals in RSA Insurance Ireland were able to “deliberately manipulate claim reserve estimates” by setting aside less money than needed for large insurance loss claims. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Central Bank of Ireland has fined RSA Insurance Ireland €3.5 million for regulatory breaches relating to the accounting scandal at the general ins(...)

Paddy McCourt celebrates scoring with Finn Harps team-mates after scoring a penalty in the SSE Airtricity League First Division Promotion/Relegation playoff  first leg at Finn Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Finn Harps 1 Limerick 0 Former Northern Ireland and Celtic star Paddy McCourt made his Finn Park farewell in the best way possible – by scoring the a(...)

Teagasc milkman made more than €23,000 in overtime, the public accounts committee was told.

A milkman who works on one of Teagasc’s farms earned more than €23,000 in overtime last year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told. The man (...)

Mayo players stand for the national anthem before the All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Kildare in Newbridge which ended their season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This week a year ago, Mayo was bubbling. Both the men’s and women’s senior teams were getting ready for All-Ireland finals. The local papers were fel(...)

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