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 Minister for Health Simon Harris is assessing if services provided under the Maternity and Infant Scheme can be expanded to women who may require an abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is considering covering the cost of care for women seeking a termination of their pregnancy. Minister for Health Simon Harris is asses(...)

The Department of Transport describes the Coast Guard as Ireland’s “fourth blue light” emergency service after the ambulance, fire brigade and Garda

A third of all Coast Guard stations and buildings around the country have no basic facilities such as running water or bathrooms. A senior Irish Coas(...)

The number of cyclists in Dublin city has more than doubled over the past six years, with more than 95,000 people using bikes in the capital every day. Photograph: Getty Images

Government spending on cycling infrastructure has plummeted over the past three years despite a dramatic rise in the number of people switching to bik(...)

DAA chief executive Dalton Philips says restrictions around a new runway would cost 14,700 jobs over 20 years.  Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Fennell Photography

Dalton Philips, the nonchalantly urbane chief executive of Dublin Airport’s owner, DAA, is as polished a performer as there is in the semi-State secto(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: Fianna Fáil TDs Bobby Aylward, Kevin O’Keeffe and Margaret Murphy O’Mahony have criticised Fianna Fáil’s decision to support the passage of the drink-driving Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

A number of Fianna Fáil TDs have criticised the party’s decision not to oppose controversial legislation to clamp down on drink drivers. The party is(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee: ‘The country simply did not have the resources at that stage to commit to that level of investment’, a spokesman for Mr Varadkar said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his decision when minister for transport more than six years ago to drop west and northwest projects from an EU cr(...)

Shane Ross: “We were determined that we wouldn’t be coming out in front of a committee today and hear that ‘the Minister interfered here’ or ‘the Minister interfered there’.   Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

Sports Minister Shane Ross’s spectacles slid down to the end of his nose as he rose up in his seat, waving a sheaf of papers across the floor. Rob(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward with leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators opposed to repealing the Eighth Amendment have been invited to a “coming together of like-minded people” on Tuesday. Car(...)

Such laws requiring a minimum distance have been passed in France, Belgium, Portugal, Canada and Australia as well as half of the states in the US.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has raised doubt over a proposed law to penalise drivers who pass cyclists too closely, indicating it may be unenfor(...)

Irish Rail sponsorship was criticised in light of deferred  maintenance of tracks due to a lack of resources and fact workers had not had a pay rise for 10 years.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chairman of Irish Rail has criticised the controversial €20,000 sponsorship by the cash-strapped company of an angling event in Northern Ireland f(...)

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