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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(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae suggested the Taoiseach had done a grave disservice to the struggling Irish beef sector.

Beef farmers were very annoyed with the Taoiseach recently for daring to remark that he is trying to cut down on the amount of red meat he eats. Such (...)

Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats co-leader, says Government needs to ‘make good’ on its commitment to statutory entitlement to home care. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

More than 6,000 elderly people are on waiting lists for home support services, according to the latest HSE figures. A total of 6,324 older people acr(...)

 Gary Gannon:  “very excited” about challenging for a European Parliament seat.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon has said he intends to seek a nomination from his party to run in Dublin in May’s European elections. Speaki(...)

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