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Katherine Zappone and Tanya Ward with, from left, Mary Lou McDonald, Brendan Howlin, Dara Calleary, Regina Doherty, Eamon Ryan, Róisín Shortall and Richard Boyd Barrett. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A three-year plan to eradicate consistent poverty among children, led by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, is necessary if the issue is to be taken seriousl(...)

Ireland currently offers one of the lowest levels of parental leave in the EU. Photograph: iStock

Legislation to increase unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks is expected to be enacted before the summer. It will be implemented on a phas(...)

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign has called for the decriminalisation of drug use. Photograph: PA

The shame and self-loathing experienced be people addicted to illegal drugs were compounded by being criminalised, a recovering addict has warned. I(...)

British prime minister  Theresa May speaks in Parliament after a no-deal Brexit was rejected in a vote on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Reuters TV

Now Theresa. As far as that new extension in Westminster is concerned, don’t be doing anything mad. Go in just under the planning guidelines. Nothing(...)

“Our core objective is to shift the majority of care from the acute to the community setting to bring care closer to home for service users,” Minister for Health Simon Harris said on Wednesday. Photograph: James Forde

The Government is to assess the existing contracts of health workers as part of a move to providing more care in the community and, possibly, extended(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, still a candidate for Social Democrats in local elections.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On February 22nd, senior members of the Social Democrats were called to a hastily-convened meeting on foot of allegations made six days before about o(...)

Ellie Kisyombe says she sought asylum immediately after arriving at Dublin airport in 2010. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Social Democrats asked Ellie Kisyombe to suspend her campaign while the party conducted a review of her backstory, The Irish Times has learned. H(...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy told the Public Accounts Committee that the senior civil servant was bound by a circular. File photograph: Frank Miller

A senior civil servant who sits on the board of the national children’s hospital was obliged to pass on concerns about the project to Government Minis(...)

 Independent TD Mick Wallace: “The extra costs we are looking at now will be far exceeded in time if the Government continues along this road”

The Government could save half a billion euro by retendering the contract to build the national children’s hospital, former builder Mick Wallace has c(...)

 A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

Legal experts have cast doubt on the Government’s plans to make individuals accountable for the cost overruns at the national children’s hospital. Pr(...)

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