Sean Kyne

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The puppy farms “are a profit-making operation churning out puppies all the time”. Photograph: Getty Images

New dog-breeding guidelines to combat Ireland’s reputation as the puppy farm capital of Europe will be published by the by end of June. Minister of S(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

‘Loneliness is a problem which faces too many of our people, and in particular older people,’ said Minister of State Sean Kyne. Photograph: Alan Betson

Loneliness was as bad for a person’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It meant sufferers were more likely to suffer dementia, heart disease and (...)

Wind and solar power will be at the heart of an imminent transformation of the Irish energy system where every consumer and community will have an opportunity to benefit, a conference has heard. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Wind and solar power will be at the heart of an imminent transformation of the Irish energy system where every consumer and community will have an opp(...)

 Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten: phone call between Eoghan Ó Neachtain and Mr Naughten on the proposed Celtic Media takeover by INM was not registered.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former government press secretary Eoghan Ó Neachtain has registered 10 separate returns of lobbying activity over the past two years, including two me(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Asavie has announced its secure internet of things connectivity service  will work with Control to provide a telemetry system for endurance racing

Irish technology firm Asavie has announced its secure internet of things connectivity service is taking to the race track, working with Control to pro(...)

A dog with puppies at a Co Cavan breeding establishment that featured in a BBC Panorama investigation. Photograph: ISPCA

An industrial-scale puppy farm alleged to be confining hundreds of breeding bitches in tiny cages, like battery chickens, is to be investigated, Minis(...)

Independent Alliance TD Sean Canney: has raised his concerns with the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, on the exclusion of the Western Rail Corridor from the investment plan.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will commit to establishing three elective-only hospitals in Galway, Cork and Dublin West as part of their national capital plan. Disc(...)

Bill Likely of Kinlough, Co Leitrim, with the first salmon of 2018 in Ireland, caught on the river Drowes on a Black and Gold Rapala lure.

The first salmon of 2018 in Ireland was caught last Tuesday from the Point of the Meadow Pool on the river Drowes by fisheries manager Bill Likely fro(...)

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