The Department of Health has confirmed that it is proposed consultants with private practice rights will be charged for the use of private rooms when the new hospital opens. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Hospital consultants working in the planned new national children’s hospital will have to pay fees to the State to use facilities on the premises to s(...)

Roderic O’Gorman, left, with party leader Eamon Ryan. Election 2020 was his 10th election in 15 years. Photograph:

Roderic O’Gorman (38) won the last seat in Dublin West after a closely fought contest with Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger. Mr O’Gorman, who hails from T(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton  has lost her seat.  Photograph: Collins Courts

There were two high profile casualties in Dublin West as former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger lost their Dáil seats tur(...)

Ruth Coppinger’s predecessor Joe Higgins arrives to give a hand. As shoppers say hello to him, he says: ‘We need to keep a fighter in there. You could have four males elected and no female fighter’. Photograph: Harry McGee

Ongar town centre is so new that it still looks like an architect’s drawing: fresh-looking buildings, a smattering of people, and green areas with sap(...)

Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan: ‘Every flyer being put through my door by rival parties is climate central, everyone cycling everywhere, organic this, flowers and birdboxes galore.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has rejected a view that a huge proportion of Irish people are not ready to embrace radical action to address the climat(...)

Dublin West is home to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a former tánaiste in Joan Burton, both of whom are running again.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin West (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 S-PBP, 1 Labour A true heavyweight constituency, Dublin West is home to the sitting Taoiseach in Leo(...)

The Green Party has launched its air quality policy by highlighting one of Dublin’s air quality blackspots. From left: Cllr Roderic O’Gorman, Dublin West candidate, Cllr Neasa Hourigan, Dublin Central candidate and Cllr David Healy, Dublin Bay North candidate. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Green party in government would extend the smokey-coal ban throughout the country, increase air monitoring in high risk areas, and roll-out an ini(...)

Two teddy bears and a rose at Glenwood House, where Ana Kriégel was murdered. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Local politicians have said it may be appropriate to remove the protected structure status afforded to Glenwood House, the property where Ana Kriégel (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “I think we can win all three southern constituencies.”

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has predicted the party could win three European election seats and easily more than double its representation in local (...)

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