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Social Democrats TD for Dublin North West Róisín Shortall speaks to the media during the party’s think-in on Wednesday in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix.

For many people in Ireland the prospect of owning a home is “becoming a pipe dream”, Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall has said. The party (...)

The number of patients waiting for a bed in hospitals in August is “genuinely startling,” general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Phil Ní Sheaghdha has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The number of patients waiting for a bed in hospitals in August is “genuinely startling,” general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisat(...)

Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats TD and a key author of the Sláintecare reforms, maintains  abolishing cross-subsidisation of private practice in public hospitals would offset the loss of the €600 million in income currently generated from fee-paying patients. Photograph: Eric Luke

Within the next few months, the Government will have to decide on whether to press ahead with proposals which would fundamentally change the shape of (...)

From left, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Laura Magahy, Dr Tom Keane and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The woman selected to oversee a 10-year plan to reform the State’s health service has been urged to divest her stake in a consultancy firm before taki(...)

 Super-junior Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath:  “I wouldn’t feel comfortable wining and dining there”

Several prominent politicians, including Ministers and party leaders, have declined invitations to attend the US embassy’s celebration of American ind(...)

“He was one of the best editors I ever worked for,” broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has said in defence of MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has defended MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland and said he is not a misogynist. Mr Mulholland has apologi(...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

The Taoiseach said ‘the eyes of the world are on the US and absolutely nobody can defend the scenes of children being forcibly separated from their parents’. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Government will convey its “grave concern” to the acting US ambassador about the forcible separation of children and parents in the US clampdown o(...)

Leo Varadkar: “We have much more to do and it’s going to take many more years”

They didn’t bother with a cake or anything like that. And there wasn’t a hint of many happy returns in the air. But opposition TDs didn’t let the occ(...)

Sean Fleming: “He says what people want to hear, but he doesn’t do anything”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming maintains that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been unfair to the women involved in(...)

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