Roisin Shortall

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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(...)

 The National Transport Authority’s chief executive Anne Graham. File Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Plans to overhaul the bus network in Dublin could increase journey times for private car commuters, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has said. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) is pictured during a visit to the RCSI in Dublin.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The controversy over the governance and ownership of the new national maternity hospital when it moves from Dublin’s Holles Street to a site at the St(...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Dr Rhona Mahony at the site of the new National Maternity Hospital in March 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has insisted the Sisters of Charity will have no role in the management of the new National Maternity Hospital when it m(...)

Roisin

The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has claimed that the nuns “haven’t gone away” from the new maternity hospital. Speaking at a ra(...)

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